Independence Day Tragedy: Many feared dead as several female suicide bombers attack Borno

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It was a bloody Independence day for Nigerians as
several female suicide bombers on Thursday
evening, sneaked into Sageri, Ajilari and other
outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital,
carrying out multiple blasts, which sources said,
scores of innocent civilians were feared dead and
injured.
Ajilari ward which is an outskirt of Maiduguri had
two days before the Eid witnessed a deadly suicide
bombings, including an attack on a mosque which
left over 100 people dead with 97 seriously injured.
The multiple explosions in Sageri and Ajilari
occurred simultaneously at about 7:30pm after
which men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army
responded with their artelary fire power towards
that affected area, a situation that left many
residents fleeing into the main city for safety.
A source close to the scene at Sageri revealed that
the female suicide bombers who sneaked into the
area on tricycle detonated their explosives at a
popular public gathering near a tea seller joint (Mai
Shai) in Hausa, while luck ran out of the other
female suicide bomber, as she was apprehended by
vigilante youths.
The explosives wrapped into her body, however,
failed to explode at her targeting point.
When contacted, the Deputy Director, Army Public
Relations, Col. Tukur Gusau said troops were
immediately deployed to the affected area to
ascertain the incident, but declined comment on any
casualties.

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