Multiple blasts claim 10 lives in Nigeria

Lagos, July 4 (IANS) Nigeria’s police in restive northeast state of Borno has confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday’s multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the state.

The suicide attack occurred at Malari village along Bama/ Konduga highway involving a suspected female bomber, Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police told reporters in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Xinhua reported.

The police chief said 13 persons sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital for treatment.

The first attack happened at Malari village along Bama/Konduga highway when a female suicide bomber detonated Improvised Explosive Devise (IED), strapped to her body, killing herself and seven others.

The second attack happened along Alao Dam Road near Bama/ Konduga highway when another female bomber killed herself and three other persons.

Opadokun said their corpses and the injured persons had been evacuated to the hospital.

The police chief also confirmed Wednesday’s suspected insurgents’ raid on Kukuwa in Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA), in which many people were killed and houses burnt.

He said eight victims of the attack were still recuperating at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).


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