Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has been rocked by fresh multiple explosions, following attacks by four suicide bombers.
18 people were killed and 29 others injured in the attacks, launched by suicide bombers on Wednesday night at Muna Garage along Gamborou-Ngala highway in the city.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Victor Izuku, who confirmed the attacks, said the bombers, including two males and two female bombers detonated the improvised explosive device strapped to their bodies.
He said security forces who raced to the scene had normalized situation in the city.
“Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in Konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different location,” Mr. Isukwu, a deputy superintendent of police, said.
“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.
“A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions. While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri teaching hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.”