18 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

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PV International desk : At least 18 persons were killed and 29 others injured as four suicide bombers attacked a crowded suburb of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, reports Premium Times Nigeria.

Deafening blasts were heard echoing over the Maiduguri metropolis late in the evening of Wednesday (November 15) as the suspected Boko Haram attackers let go their explosives.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force in Borno, Victor Isukwu, who later provided details via a text statement, said the attacks were carried out by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers.

He said the suicide bombers – two male and two female – targeted some crowded locations of Muna Gari, a suburb of Maiduguri that falls under Konduga Local Government Area.

“Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in Konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different location,” Isukwu, a deputy superintendent of police, said.

“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.”