Eleven people have been confirmed dead while 43 others sustained
varying degree of injuries in a twin bomb blast which occurred on the
outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno state.
It was gathered from witnesses that some two teenage girls, suspected
to be Boko Haram suicide bombers, had appeared walking through a
street of Muna general area, which is situated about five kilometres
away from the metropolis.
An eyewitness said he earlier saw them on Saturday evening quietly
walking towards a tarred road and then they suddenly turned back
talking softly between themselves. The witness said he thought they
were looking for a wedding ceremony event.
The National and State Emergency Agencies, NEMA spokesman in
Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, in a statement confirmed that two
female carriers detonated their explosives within five minutes
interval at Muna-Dalti settlement.