No less than seven people died in suicide attacks by Boko Haram bombers on Saturday evening in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to Punch three suicide bombers and four others, including two children died in the attacks. It was also revealed that eight persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
The statement read: “At about 2100hrs of 18/3/2917, three suicide bombers, a male and two female, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area.
“They were sighted by Civilian JTF and challenged. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies while running to different directions.
“Four people which include a Civilian JTF, a woman and her two children died while eight others sustained injuries, and have been taken to hospital.”