Seven people have died and eight injured in Umarari village of Borno State on Saturday night, when suspected BokoHaram detonated explosives.
The Borno State police command spokesman, Mr. Victor Isuku said the act was done by three suicide bombers, a male and two females. He explained while confirming the incident, that the bombers who had planned to enter Maiduguri town were confronted by the civilian joint task force.
“At about 2100hrs of 18/3/2917, 3 suicide bombers, a male, and two female attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area,” said Isuku.
“They were sighted by Civilian JTF and challenged. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies while running to different directions.
“Four people which include a Civilian JTF, a woman, and her two children died while eight others sustained injuries, and have been taken to the hospital.”