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Police confirm twin blast in Maiduguri


MAIDUGURI – The Borno Police Command on Tuesday
confirmed a twin-bomb blast at the Monday Market, Maiduguri.
The spokesman of the command, Mr Gideon Jubrin, gave the confirmation in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Jubrin said, however, that the casualty figures were not available as at the time of the interview.
“We are just trying to get the details please,” he said.
But eye witnesses told NAN that the blast occurred between 11
a.m. and 11.15 a.m. after two suspected female suicide bombers detonated
their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near the entrance to the
Mallam Modu Bukar, a bicycle repairer, said that the first blast
occurred near the Bula Bulim Round About, while the second one occurred at
the one-way road of the market.
“We were busy working at the bicycle market when we heard the first blast.
“People close to the area said that it was only the female suicide bomber that
had been disfigured by the blast as we rushed to the scene,” Bukar
“But as we were trying to get to the scene, the second blast
occurred on the one-way, killing many people.
“We all ran to safety leaving our shops open,” he said.
Malam Baba Ashama, a shop owner at the Bula-Bulim Round About, also
said that the blast had affected many people.
“Nobody can tell you the exact number of casualty now because we all
took to our heels on hearing the blasts,” Ashama said.(NAN)

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