Published On: Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018

Police Confirms Four Dead, Eight Injured In Bama Suicide Attack

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By Sadiq Umar – Not few than four persons have been confirmed dead with eight others seriously injured following an early morning suicide attack in Bama town, Borno state, northeast Nigeria.

The Borno State police command while confirming the killing Sunday said two female suicide bombers detonated their Improved Explosive Device (IED), after gaining access to a mosque where Muslims have gathered for morning prayer.

The Police Command, in a statement by PPRO EDET OKON, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) said, at about 5.40am of today, 2 female suicide bombers infiltrated into Ajilari area in Bama town, Bama LGA and launched a suicide bomb attack on residents observing morning (Asuba) prayers.

“They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two other male victims. Eight other persons were injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment.

“The corpses have also been evacuated. The Borno state Police command had deployed men of the PMF and EOD personnel to render the area safe and return normalcy.

“The Commissioner of Police Borno state, CP Damian Chukwu assures members of the public of the commitment of the command to safeguard lives and properties at all times.

“He also urges residents of the state to be vigilant, and at all times report suspicious persons to the Police or other security agents,” the statement said.

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