The Borno State Police Command has confirmed death of six people in a suicide bombing that occurred earlier Friday morning.
Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police for the state, told journalists in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno. Chukwu said that “aside from the explosion near a mobile Police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.
“In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu said.
He said that another suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives on the same road a few meters away, killing himself and two local vigilantes called Civilian JTF.
”In all, we recorded six deaths, comprising four suspected bombers and two vigilantes.
“This is about the sixth or seventh suspected suicide attack in the last couple of days. The Police and other security agents are working hard to stop the ugly trend,” Chukwu said.