Eleven persons were killed and 15 others injured in Saturday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu said.
The Commissioner in a text message to some journalists in the town, revealed that his on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the attack showed the number of casualties.
He said at about 5:40am, “gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists and suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo General area, Maiduguri.”
He said they shot sporadically and detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies.
He said during the attack 11 persons were killed including three suicide bombers.
Chukwu said 15 others sustained injuries and they have been taken to the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.
He revealed that there was on an ongoing clearance operation by security teams in the attacked area.
He said, “Clearance operations is ongoing by own teams of EOD, SARS, PMF, Civil Defence and military.”
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