At least five persons were killed while 46 others sustained various degrees of injury when Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was triggered at popular Muna Garage in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency in North-East, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed that the suicide bombing was triggered by two suicide bombers on Saturday’s evening.
Ibrahim said: “Immediately we received a distress call, emergency response teams were dispatched to the scene.
“The suspected suicide bombers had detonated their explosives within 5 minutes interval at Muna Dalti settlement as a result, three persons died and the two bombers while others innocent people sustained various degrees of injury.”
Also speaking on the development, the Director Rescue OPeration of State Emergency Agency (SEMA), Usman Kachala, said the incident occurred at about 8pm.
Kachala said the corpses had been evacuated while 45 others injured in the suicide bomb attack are currently receiving treatment in Maiduguri at General Hospital Maiduguri.
Kachala said: “The two female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosives Device (IEDs) vests strapped to their bodies in a crowded place at Muna-Dalti area of Maiduguri on Saturday night. Two of the deceased actually died while on admission in the hospital.”