Maiduguri Bomb Blast: Death Toll Rises To 17

Maiduguri Bomb Blast: Death Toll Rises To 17

Mfonobong Akpan

Conflicting reports trail the death toll from the multiple bomb explosion which occurred in Maiduguri on Thursday.

Hospital sources say the death toll has risen to 17, but a statement by the Nigerian Army confirms 14 people including 4 suicide bombers dead and 39 others wounded.

The explosions occurred at Sajeri not far away from Ajilari Railway Crossing in Maiduguri on Thursday evening.

The suicide bombers detonated their vests simultaneously.

Three of the terrorists in the same area and the fourth detonated in front of a Mosque.

Report say the suicide bombers took advantage of a military exercise in the area to carry out the act.

In the statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relation Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Army is appealing to residents especially those in the affected areas to remain calm and continue to be very vigilant and security conscious as everything necessary is being done to secure their lives and properties.

The Ajilari Cross -Gomari Airport area had recently recorded high number of casualties from multiple suicide bombing by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.


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