18 people and several others have been badly injured in the latest Boko Haram attack at a public place in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. File Photo
Reports making rounds online reveal that Muna garage area in Borno State was attacked by suspected Boko Haram members. Suicide bombers reportedly attacked a mosque during magrib (sunset) prayer.
Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital has confirmed that eighteen people, including four suicide bombers died in the ensuing explosion that rocked the state this evening.
It was gathered that twenty-nine others were injured. A statement from DSP Isuku Victor, PPRO Borno State Police Command on Wednesday evening said,
“Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations.
“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.
“A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions.
“While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri teaching hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.”
According to the statement, Police patrol /EOD teams promptly mobilized to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe.
The statement also said that normalcy had been restored to the community.