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Female Suicide Bomber Hits Maiduguri Market, Five Killed

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Eye-witness Says Five Killed  *Police Confirm Only Three Dead

A female suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect struck inside a popular Customs market in Maiduguri by 7 a.m. on Friday.

A source said the attacker was inside a tricycle, popularly called Keke NAPEP, when she exploded the bomb as she passed through the market.

A security source who confirmed the attack, said five people were killed and those who were injured had been rushed to the hospital.

However, Victor Isuku, police public relations officer in the state, said only three persons died in the incident.

Maiduguri has been hit by several attacks in recent times. The relocation of the military command centre to the ancient city is yet to have the desired result as the insurgents continue to raid the north-east.

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to tackle insurgency and has been seeking support from both within and outside the country. He has just returned from Cameroon and he is billed to visit the Republic of Benin on Saturday, all in the bid to restore normalcy to the troubled zone.