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Boko Haram has claimed the lives of six more innocent people in their latest suicide bombing in Borno. The attack occurred yesterday, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. It took place in Muna garage area of Maiduguri. Around the same time as this attack, another group of Boko Haram militants attacked a town in Adamawa state and burned down houses and a newly renovated hospital. No one was killed because the area had previous warning of the attack, and police and militias were able to respond. The damage has taken a toll on the area however.

 

2017-08-24 Nigeria (ThisDayLive) At least six persons were killed in a suicide attack in Maiduguri Wednesday.

Confirming the death toll to THISDAY, a hospital source said six corpses were brought to the hospital from the scene of the attack.

He said: “Six corpses were brought from Muna garage area where a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device.”

Some members of the civilian JTF, who spoke to our THISDAY, said there was a bomb blast at Muna and some of their colleagues, who are stationed around the garage told them that six people died including the suicide bomber.”

Confirming the attack, the spokesman of the police in Borno State, Murtala Ibrahim, said two persons were killed in the incident.

He said: “Today (yesterday), at about 1345hrs, a male suicide bomber with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped on his body, moved towards the State Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) patrol team at Muna garage area.

“In an attempt to gun him down, the IED exploded killing the bomber. A unknown civilian was also killed in the explosion, while seven other civilians and four SARS personnel were injured.”

Ibrahim also said: “The armored vehicle suffered damage as a result of the blast.”

He further disclosed that “The casualties were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching hospital, and are responding to treatment. Normalcy has been restored and the area sanitized.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Hon. Yusuf Mohammed, yesterday confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists raided Nguru-Bakin Dutse Village last Tuesday night, burning down the newly renovated hospital and several houses in the areas.

 

 

 

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