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Breaking News Bomb blast hits Maiduguri again

The latest attack was carried out today, October 16, by 4 female suicide bombers in the Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village in the state capital.

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Barely 24 hours after a deadly mosque bombing which claimed many lives, another explosion has hit Maiduguri, Borno State.

The latest attack was carried out today, October 16, by 4 female suicide bombers in the Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village in the state capital.

22 people have reportedly been left dead by the explosion while several others are injured.

 

"At about 5am, four women, all armed with Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) worn under their garments made an attempt to sneak into Maiduguri through same route where last night’s bombers used, were spotted by soldiers who allegedly shot them down when they defied orders to stop advancing,” a top official of the Civilian-JTF, Khalil Abba said.

“One of the women was however quick to let go the trigger of her explosive, killing herself and injuring about 14 innocent villagers at village near Molai where yesterday’s blasts occurred.

The women refused to obey soldiers orders to halt movement, so the soldiers opened fire on them. One of the women was unfortunately able to detonate her explosive, which triggered the ones on the bodies of the three others that were shot down.

The shrapnel from the bullet had however killed many persons and injured about 14 villagers in the nearby community. We have rushed the victims to the hospital where they are currently receiving treatment,” he added.

The October 15 bombing, which occurred while worshippers were observing their Magrib prayers, left about 42 people dead.

 

The attacks are believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

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