UPDATE: 6 dead in Maiduguri market attack — Police

Scene of a bomb explosion

The Police in Borno State said six people, including two female suicide bombers, have been confirmed dead in Monday’s attack at a market in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The Commissioner of police in Borno state, Clement Adoda, said the explosions occurred almost simultaneously at about 11:20 a.m.

A witness, Abba Ibrahim, who works as a security guard at a government hospital near the market, had earlier told journalists that the thunderous blasts caused several traders to scamper to safety.

“As it is now, people are running for dear lives, so one cannot confirm to you the extent of damage, but the two blasts we just heard were too loud that it could cause more damage than the ones of last week,” he said.

A trader, Dauda Bala, who spoke with journalists on phone said, “The security and other aid workers are trying to evacuate the dead and injured persons from the scene of the explosion…I can’t say how many were killed or injured but I have seen very many victims dripping with blood, others with parts of their bodies dismembered by the blasts”.

Another witness at the market, who gave his name as Mallam Bashir, said the explosions were caused by two suspected female suicide bombers.

“The explosions occurred at the area where fowls are being sold inside the market, very close to the First Bank branch. Those close enough to the place said it was two girls who came into the market with the bombs,” said Mr. Bashir, a used cloth vendor.


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  • Frank Bassey

    While southern states are producing WAEC award-winning girls who are flourishing in academic excellence, the North is producing female suicide bombers, all in a bid to discredit President Jonathan administration. May Allah be praised!

    • ICC Hague

      Continue to rejoice you and your paymaster over the insecurity you deliberately allow to flourish for political gains, you will soon be consumed by the crises by God grace.

    • Otile


  • Warri Boy

    Clearly the British made the greatest error in amalgamation of North & South. Why can’t we separate and revert back to pre 1914? I know it is bcos of my wealth, but what if the wealthy nations of Nigeria from the South & East agree to continue to fund the North for 5-7yrs after separation so that they can stand on their feet …at least, after that 5-7yrs period. Shouldn’t we try this option? Blood never tire una?

    • Otile

      South Sudan ceded some oil fields to the North to buy peace, since then total slaughter of S Sudanese people have slowed down. As the North begins to stand on their feet peace and prosperity will break out in the region.

      • Proudly_Niger Deltan

        Yes…you are correct. Give the North its own country…but ceding of my oil wells is strictly prohibited. If na play make you put am for hold before anger go rise. We can give interest free loans or outright free monies as we’ve done since 1957 but to cede my resources is unthinkable and IMPOSSIBLE.

        I just want the killings of the innocent by these terrorist to stop bcos the idiots who have stolen all the monies they received from the South since 1957 are not affected one bit…their children are abroad studying…and they all live outside their towns and those who suffer are the very poor who earn N21,000 minimum wage and may not have strenght to jump over any barrier like the crooks who scale 25meter fence bcos they have fed well enough from their $1.7/yr salary. Imagine, despite oil price drop, the ragamuffins still maintain their millions in salaries.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Up, up Boko Boys. Great job. Just keep it at home.

    • ICC Hague

      No they will soon visit you.

  • charles

    who can save the nation….a nation in dire need of leadership…pray!…where are the divinely ordained generals…they should come forth and liberate the nation…now!!!

    • Otile

      Nobody can save the North from Islamization. If you kill the moslem terrorists en masse you will be accused of killing Muslims.

  • King Carlos

    OMG! The job of the police is now to ascertain the number of dead. A discerning mind will notice that the police doesn’t think it is their task to prevent boko haram attacks,just because the armed forces is getting all the blame.

    • McAlfred

      And their version of dead people is always distorted and laced with lies. Why bother to talk about the Police when all they do is mount road blocks in peaceful areas and extort money from innocent motorists or kill unarmed demonstrators. Wish the FG will return the soldiers to barracks and allow the Police to perform their duties in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and all over the country.

      • King Carlos

        True talk.

  • favourtalk

    Someone should just give me one good reason why this guy should be returned the office comes 2015, he can’t even perform a simple task that nigeria as a country is facing and thereby promoting ethnic diversity and playing politics with the minds of nigerians. We need a change now if we need the lives of all nigeria to remain With them comes 2015