NEMA says 1 civilian JTF, 3 suicide bombers die in Borno explosion

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of four people in late night multiple blasts in Mafa Local Government, outskirts of Maiduguri.

In a statement released by the Head of Media and Public Relation Sani Datti said a civilian JTF lost his life while the other three victims are the suicide bombers.

He added that two persons were wounded in the blast.

The statement reads: “One Civilian JTF, three suicide bombers lost their lives and two persons injured in two separate foiled suicide bombs in Usmanti and Kaleri area of Mafa LGA of Borno State.

“The first incident occurred around 11:55 pm,24/01/2017 when the suicide bomber was targeting a security outpost in the area but was noticed and neutralised.

“While the second occurred today 25/01/2017 during Morning Prayer at around 5:30am. Two suicide bombers a female and a male were trying to enter a mosque while prayer was on, but they were spotted on time by Civilian JTF,” the statement said.

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