In Borno 3 die as suicide bombers attack military checkpoint

The suicide bombing occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, according to the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau.

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A car burns following an explosion (File Photo)

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Three people have been confirmed dead in Borno State following a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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The suicide bombing occurred on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, according to the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau.

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Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014

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The attackers, two men, were said to have approached the checkpoint after the Maiduguri airport junction at about 10pm and detonated the explosives when they were being inspected.

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A car burns following an explosion (File Photo)

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According to witness, Habuya Mahmud:

“He told them to move closer with raised arms; but as they got close enough to him, they detonated the explosives strapped on them, which resulted in their death and the Air Force personnel.”

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Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only)

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Mahmud also told Punch that one person, a woman, had been injured in the attack.

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