The police command in Borno on Tuesday confirmed the killing of five persons in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the command, Victor Isuku, made the confirmation in a statement in Maiduguri.
“Information received from Konduga has it that on Monday at about 2130 hrs, three Female suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped on their bodies at Shuwa settlement of Mandarari Ward Konduga , killing themselves and two others.
“While six persons sustained injuries, normalcy has been restored in the area,” Mr. Isuku said
The command had on Saturday confirmed a twin suicide attack that rocked the premises of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
According to Mr. Isuku, three suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel.
The latest suicide attack is the second within days, and is coming barely a week after a Boko Haram kingpin said in a new video that his group would step up attacks using suicide bombers.
The Boko Haram commander is said to be one of those recently released in a swap deal with the federal government, in exchange for 82 Chibok school girls.
The Nigerian military dismissed the video as “propaganda”.
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