UPDATE: Five suicide bombers kill 8 in Maiduguri – Police

Bomb blast

Eight people have been confirmed dead after multiple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, police said.

One of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers.

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers struck at different locations late on Sunday.

PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported two deaths from the first suicide bombing, quoting an official of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello.

But police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent, said in a statement on Monday morning that there were two separate attacks that occurred between 8.20 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.

Mr. Isuku said the first attack was carried out by three males, while the second was an explosion caused by two female suicide bombers.

“At about 2020hrs (10.20pm) of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint,” said the spokesperson.

“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them, and a Civilian-JTF.

“Two Ak47 rifles were recovered, while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.

“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attack at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion. Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today. Normalcy has since returned to these areas,” police said.


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  • E.C Agwu

    Corruption allows Boko Haram to have the justification for Islamic revolution because Nigeria is corrupt.
    We need a real leader like J.J RAWLINGS to take Nigeria out of this deep shit. We need to kill a few
    people for honest Nigerians to survive. Ghana killed its own corrupt people under Jerry Rawlings.

    France killed its own royal family and beheaded the king for France to develop to where it is today.
    Russia killed all the political leaders for Russia to become a superpower today. Nigeria must kill
    everyone who stole from its own treasury too and kill all those who took part in the stealing.
    If we can kill just about 5,000 corrupt people in one week we will solve corruption at once.
    What Buhari is doing is a waste of time! Kill the treasury thieves to solve Boko Haram.

    • Dem dey hear

      • “Today, i can report to you that the entire 70 plus kilometres stretch from Maiduguri
      to Bama and all the way to Banki which leads to Cameroun and the Central African
      Republic are in the hands of our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity
      of Boko Haram that the terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they
      can no longer carry out any spectacular attack.”

      ………….General Lai Muhammed of APC party

      [December 23, 2015]

    • marc umeh

      Buhari is a huge disappointment.
      He is selling nigerians a biil of goods.
      The entire country is now under a thick blanket of darkness emanating from the north. And no one knows how to get out of it. The makers of Buhari are now scratching their heads.

      • Goxy333

        @marcumeh:disqus

        A GOOD NAME IS LIKE FRESH EGG THAT MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO FALL ON A ROCK.

        FOR ONCE IT FALLS, IT WILL SHATTER, AND BECOME IMPOSSIBLE TO REGAIN IN WHOLE.

        THE STORY OF THE BUHARI REGIME TODAY IS EXACTLY LIKE THAT OF A SHATTERED EGG.

      • Replay


        Nigeria is the only country in the world where Suicide bombers and Islamist terrorists have no name and shameless media houses are very comfortable with it that way. A suicide bomber even when arrested is never shown on TV or his face seen in photos. Worse still,
        —-no name of such suicide bomber is released.
        —-No family, no brother, no uncles, no siblings are arrested or interrogated.
        —-They are treated as just “suicide bombers”——————–and that becomes their identity.

        BUT elsewhere the identities of the animals are made public within minutes of attack and relatives quizzed, their phone lines investigated and their social media accounts. Here in Nigeria even the President does not tell the Army that arresting Shekau is a priority. His priority is to receive Chibok girls with basterd babies in Aso rock with all his photographers in attendance. Nigeria is cursed.

        —@CURSED Country

        • marc umeh

          When I think of the way
          that country is mismanaged i get very upset. The country is truely cursed. The have big titles — brigadaire, general etc but look at their actions and you shed tears. And the people believe their condition is normal.

  • Repost by Popular Demand

    “The Fulani are not the only ones
    Buhari gives a license to kill. The Chief Executive of Sterling Bank, Yemi
    Adeola, sits pretty in the office today with the immunity of a Muslim, despite
    having been found to be a criminal accomplice to Mrs. Dizeani Madueke in
    stealing 153 million dollars from NNPC and hiding it from bank books under an
    elaborate criminal scheme. With such financial crimes beatified with his Islamist
    verses, Muhamadu Buhari becomes a problem with Nigeria, an immoral hurdle to
    national reform.”

    …………..Kontri Watchers

    (January 9th, 2017)

  • CURSED Country

    Nigeria is the only country in the world where Suicide bombers and Islamist terrorists have no name and shameless media houses are very comfortable with it that way. A suicide bomber even when arrested is never shown on TV or his face seen in photos. Worse still,
    —-no name of such suicide bomber is released.
    —-No family, no brother, no uncles, no siblings are arrested or interrogated.
    —-They are treated as just “suicide bombers”——————–and that becomes their identity.

    BUT elsewhere the identities of the animals are made public within minutes of attack and relatives quizzed, their phone lines investigated and their social media accounts. Here in Nigeria even the President does not tell the Army that arresting Shekau is a priority. His priority is to receive Chibok girls with ‘basterd’ babies in Aso rock with all his photographers in attendance. Nigeria is cursed.

  • Yak24

    “PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported two deaths from the first suicide
    bombing, quoting an official of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello.”

    So who gave you the photo you placed in that youR EARLIER story? The same Danbatta Bello who may well have Boko Haram Islamist Terrorists hiding in his house like the Bornu Local Govt Chairman did? Yeye fowls.

  • thusspokez

    It is the role of the Gestapo SSS to keep Nigeria safe from terrorism, but, of course, it it too busy raiding private homes that it suspects of keeping large amount of money.