Suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri after blasts

Suicide Bomber killed

Maiduguri, Borno state capital, was last night rocked by multiple blasts as two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers made yet another futile attempt to assault residents near a popular motor park.

Only the two male bombers died.

One of the suicide bombers detonated his device at Gariki near Muna Park.

The second attacker was shot dead by soldiers before his explosive device went off.

Police and officials of the Civilian-JTF confirmed the blasts.

Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, wrote on WhatsApp that “preliminary information available is that the explosion occurred at Gariki Muna, which I understand is at the outskirts of town. But details will follow soonest”.

A leader of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello, said, “The situation has been put under (control) since last night. They were two suicide bombers, who came around Muna, one of them detonated his self; but no one except him was killed. But the second one was shot dead and the explosives on him later detonated”.

Muna Garage has since October, 2016 been attacked seven times by Boko Haram suicide bombers, who succeeded in killing some residents.

The park, mostly used by haulage trucks and by travelers heading for the border areas, is located along the Maiduguri-Gamboru-Ngala Road.

The park is also not far from the home of a local government chairman who was last week arrested, and is still detained by the military for alleged harbouring a suspected Boko Haram kingpin in his home.


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  • Curious

    …as usual, ONLY the suicide bombers die.
    Strange things happening in Nigeria these days and people are quiet. This grand deception is getting too much. If it is not one Chibok girl found by the roadside, it will be suicide bobers detonating their bombs before they get to the market or bus terminal even with no policeman or security personnel in sight. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm………… Just a way to tell Nigerians that casualty from the public is no longer there. Na wa o h!

    • Spyman29

      It is not by force to comment

    • walter okoye

      would be great to have details on the contrary…so that we can criticise constructivelym

      • Ndubisi Maduka ESQ

        “The second attacker was shot dead by soldiers before his explosive
        device went off.” ————-Really? How did the soldiers know that the ‘second attacker’
        was an attacker? Was he/she carrying the bomb in his/her hands? Do you
        people really think Nigerians are dumb and did not pass logic and
        reasoning in WAEC exams?

        • Kemi

          Thank u my brother.

    • Palmitat

      My dear can’t you even see how PT is reporting the matter? This is about the 13th incident of suicide bombers detonating boms and only they being the casualty. All of a sudden, from May 29th 2015, suicide bombers no longer know how to detonate bombs. In those days we were told children as young as 8 were detonating with precision. But we are told that the long man lying down (with face not shown) dis not know how to detonate his. How can we be sure that man is dead? No blood of dogs and baboons around his body. No head visible. Nothing! Just believe PT because they are always correct and u have no brains to rationalize.

    • Absolutely Sane

      If you feel dissatisfied for not getting the report that civilian or military casualty occurred, then you really need to check yourself and amend your ways. Not too late to do that bro!

  • The Optimist

    Premium Times, we readers can compare and contrast. You can improve much more than your current reporting standard. Here is what PM NEWS reported on the same incidents: There are reports that eight people were killed and score injured when multiple explosions hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital Sunday night. The Nigerian Police has confirmed the attacks.
    According to a source, the first occurred at Muna garage area when a female bomber blew up herself while two other suspected insurgents with two AK47 attacked CJTF check point. The civilian JTF successfully killed the attackers.
    “We killed the two attackers with AK47 raffles and female bombers killed self.” The CJTF source disclosed.
    Also, another two bombers stormed Kalleri ward and knocked at people’s door to detonate their IEDs, killing at least five people.

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  • marc umeh

    Sometimes one gets so discouraged about these events.
    If they killed a suicide bomber , then one would expect that they will splash his face in the papers and ask anyone who knows the terrorist to come forward with the info. In that way, they can gather info on his friends and acquitances. That will surely thwart another bombing and maybe expose their factory. That is what will happen in ANY western country.
    But NO.
    Tomorrow they will tell us about the bravely of our gallant forces and the vigilante.
    And on and on. It’s a shame. Sometimes brains may be mightier than the sword.