Maiduguri Bomb Blast ‘Explosion was caused by female suicide bomber,’ Police say

The confirmation was made by the police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku, via a statement.

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The explosion which occurred in Maiduguri, Borno state on Wednesday, October 12, was caused by a female suicide bomber.

The confirmation was made by the police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku, via a statement.

The statement reads:

“Please be informed that at about 0830 today (Wednesday), there was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion on board a Golf 1 motor vehicle with reg. No JERE 349 XA, body S/No RTEAN 7179 taxi colour.”

“The car was carrying five people – four females and a male driver.The explosion occurred when the taxi was attempting to join the convoy of other vehicles heading to Gamboru town.

“All the four female passengers and the male driver died in the explosion. The suicide bomber who is reasonably believed to be one of the female casualties, was picked along the road."

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The explosion occurred at about 9am at Muna garage along Maiduguri /Gamboru Ngala road.

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