Multiple bombing kills 17, injures 11 in Maiduguri


SEVENTEEN people were
killed and 11 others injured
in a multiple suicide attack
suspected to be carried out
by Boko Haram insurgents in
Kofa village, Konduga Local
Government Area of Borno
State.
Confirming the incident, the
State Police Public Relations
Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, in a
statement said “on Sunday, June
18, at about 2030hrs, five female
suicide bombers detonated
IEDs strapped on their bodies
in Kofa community. The first
suicide bomber, detonated
near a mosque, killing seven
persons. The second detonated
in a house killing five persons.”
Kofa village is about 8km
away from Maiduguri town,
situated along Maiduguri-
Konduga road.
DSP Isuku stated that
two other suicide bombers
detonated their IEDs within
the same vicinity, killing them
only.
According to the statement,
17 persons including the five
suicide bombers died, while 11
others sustained injuries and
were rushed to UMTH.
He said an EOD team was
mobilised to the scene and
normalcy has been restored.
Confirming the incident, the
Information Officer, National
Emergency Management
Agency, NEMA, North-
East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim,
said at about 8.45pm two
female suicide bombers were
intercepted when they tried to
gain access into Dalori 2 IDP
camp.
“Two other female suicide
bombers also detonated their
explosives at the adjoining
Dalori Kofa village at about
8.10 pm where they killed 16
people.’’
The statement said a total
of four suicide bombers were
involved in the incident.
Injured victims have been
administered with first aid and
transported to hospitals within
Maiduguri for treatment.



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