Police Confirm 17 Killed, 11 Injured in Sunday's Multiple Attacks on Maiduguri

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2017

According to a police statement, 11 others were also injured in the attacks. The second detonated in a house killing five persons.

He added that the third explosion killed the three other remaining bombers.

"EOD team were mobilised to the scene and normalcy has since been restored".

Borno State is the birthplace of the Boko Haram insurgency which seeks to establish an Islamic State in Nigeria.

Victor Isuku, the command spokesman stated in a press release that five female suicide bombers carried out the attacks on a settlement, Kofa, in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

"A total of four suicide bombers were involved in the incidents", the agency said.

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Dalori is about 10 kilometres (six miles) southeast of Maiduguri and is one of the largest camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the remote region.

Boko Haram killed 14 people in bombings and shootings in Maiduguri on June 7.

Residents were shot and their homes burned down while female suicide bombers blew themselves up among the crowds of people fleeing the violence.

"Eventually, we evacuated eight bodies in the night, to the hospital, while 25 others were injured", recounted Malam Ibrahim Kolo, member of a vigilante group.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

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