Nigeria: Twin suicide bombs explode in Maiduguri, North Eastern Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Boko Haram suspected suicide bombers Saturday detonated coordinated bombs at two different locations in Maiduguri, the epicentre of terrorist attacks in North Eastern Nigeria.

The first blast went off at about 7am at a coffee drinking spot near the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, along the popular Maiduguri-Biu road.

The second went off along the Maiduguri-Damboa road in the fringes of the metropolis at about 7.35am in a tricycle near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) fuel depot.

A woman and the rider died on the spot. It was not clear who the bomber was between the woman and the tricycle driver.

An official of the Civilian Vigilante group assisting Nigerian troops in the fight against the Boko Haram, Alhaji DanBatta, while confirming the two incidents, said that the first blast came from suicide bombers who were trying to invade the Bakassi IDP camp, one of the largest displaced persons camp in Maiduguri.

Already, 9 dead bodies and 24 injured victims have been recorded by the emergency agency from the two locations.
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29 Outubro 2016 12:30:14

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