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5 suicide bombers hit Maiduguri killed 3 in a daring attack

Five suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Sunday night, killing three people in two separate attacks separated by less than three hours.

The attacks, which happened at Garki Muna Village and Kaleri Area of Gwange, were confirmed on Monday morning by Victor Isuku, public relations officer of the police in the state.

“At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint,” ISuku said in a statement.

“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded, killing all of them and a civilian JTF member. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered, while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.

“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attack at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons, including two female suicide bombers, died in the explosion.

“Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today. Normalcy has since returned to these areas.”

The federal government and the Nigerian army had declared victory of Boko Haram in Sambisa.

The latest attacks  coincided with the 1,000th-day anniversary of the kidnap of schoolgirls from Chibok.

Five suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Sunday night, killing three people in two separate attacks separated by less than three hours.

The attacks, which happened at Garki Muna Village and Kaleri Area of Gwange, were confirmed on Monday morning by Victor Isuku, public relations officer of the police in the state.

“At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint,” ISuku said in a statement.

“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded, killing all of them and a civilian JTF member. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered, while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.

“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attack at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons, including two female suicide bombers, died in the explosion.

“Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today. Normalcy has since returned to these areas.”

The federal government and the Nigerian army had declared victory of Boko Haram in Sambisa.

The latest attacks  coincided with the 1,000th-day anniversary of the kidnap of schoolgirls from Chibok.

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