One person, including a suicide bomber, has been killed and four others injured in a fresh bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno State, in the early hours of Monday.
The Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Borno State Police Command, Edet Okon confirmed the incident to newsmen but did not disclose whether or not the injured victims were soldiers and CJTF.
According to him, a male suicide bomber detonated explosives at a shop along Baga road, Maiduguri in the early hours of today, killing himself and one other person.
“At about 01:25 hrs, a male suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped to his body in a shop along Baga Road by Maikore Junction in Maiduguri Metropolis. The resulting explosion killed the bomber and one other person while four other persons were injured,” the police spokesman said in a statement.
Okon, however, said the command immediately deployed men of the Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) to “sanitize the scene and render the area safe.”
Meanwhile, DAILY POST recalls that on Saturday, a male suicide bomber heading towards Monday Market, on sighting the massive Police deployment at Oando petrol station in Post Office area of Maiduguri metropolis, hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive device strapped to his body, killing himself.