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Boko Haram: 2 Suicide Bombs Rock Maiduguri As VP Osinbajo Visits IDPs

osinbajoTwo explosions rocked a public hospital in Northeast Maiduguri city at about 11.30am on Wednesday, killing two suicide bombers and injuring two other persons.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in the troubled city barely an hour earlier on an official visit when the explosions went off.

The explosion took place at the gate of the Molai General Hospital on the outskirts of Maiduguri city, where another blast killed three and injured 16 last Saturday.

Said a local, “Two bombers detonated bombs at the gate of Molai Hospital at about 11.35am but their bodies were scattered near of the Hospital.”

Another, Maina Bukar, who joined in evacuating victims from the scene, stated that the two suicide bombers were killed.

“The first blast happened at the first gate as the female suicide bomber, a teenager blew herself up while the second bomber, a male on bicycle, stopped at the second gate and detonated another bomb where last Saturday’s blast occurred,” Bukar said.

Vice President Osinbajo visited the displaced persons at the Dalori IDPs camp ahead of plans by Nigerian government to start rebuilding communities destroyed by Boko Haram. He appealed to donor agencies to come to the aid of the IDPs.

Our correspondent said that during the visit, Maiduguri metropolis was virtually shut down and residents couldn’t go about their businesses.



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