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BREAKING: Many feared dead as Boko Haram bombers attack Maiduguri

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Reports in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital say that at least one explosion has killed several people.TVC News reports that many were feared dead from the explosions.

On its part, Daily Post reports that the attack occurred at popular Muna garagebut could not confirm if there were any casualties.

The report quoted Kabiru Shettima, a resident, as saying on phone that those who survived the blast were taken to the hospital in tricycles popularly called Keke.

Shettima could not confirm if anybody died because he was some distance away from the exact location of the explosion.

He said:“I don’t know the number of casualty, but I saw people being carried inside Keke Napep. I believe they are the wounded.”News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Police in Borno on Sunday, October 29 said two female suic*de bombers were killed while trying to sneak into Maiduguri metropolis.

Police spokesperson Victor Isuku confirmed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview in Maiduguri.Isuku said that the incident occurred onSunday evening along Maiduguri-Gamboru highway.

He said that one of the suic*de bombers detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) strapped to her body and killed herself, while the other bomber was gunned down by security operatives before she detonated the bomb concealed to her body.

Isuku explained that the incident occurred at the outskirt of Maiduguri, adding that there were no casualties recorded in the incident.“Preliminary information available to meindicates that two female suic*de bombers tried to sneak into Maiduguri, one of them detonated the IED on her body and killed herself while the other one was gunned down.“Police EOD teams have been deployed to the scene to sanitize the area,” he added.

This attack comes just about seven days afteranother attack by three Boko Haram bombers on the same Muna Garage,general area in Jere local government area of Maiduguri, Borno state at around 8.30pm on Sunday.

It was ealier reported that not less than 13 lives were confirmed lost and the death toll was expected to rise by morning as the rescue team could not work well at night.

A rescue worker at the scene said the garage is not safe for rescue workers at night hence the decision to pull back and search for casualties in the morning.

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