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|Female Suicide Bomber Kills Six In Maiduguri Market by dunkem21(m): 7:36am On Aug 01, 2015|
No fewer than six persons were killed and many
others injured during a suicide bomb attack at a
crowded grocery market in Maiduguri on Friday, a
member of the youth vigilance group told our
correspondent on the telephone.
The attack, which temporarily stopped
commercial activities in the market, happened
early in the morning.
The member of the youth vigilance group, who
spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the
bomb was detonated by a woman who arrived at
the market pretending to buy vegetables.
He said the woman arrived in a tricycle at about
6:30 am on Friday at Gamboru market where a
wholesale trading of fresh vegetables is done.
He said the woman who seeing that she might
perhaps be caught by the security at the entrance
to the market quickly detonated the bomb
strapped on her at the tricycle park at the market.
The source said, “The blast occurred near the
entrance of Gamboru market where commercial
tricycle operators park to pick passengers.
“The woman had come on a tricycle like every
other person to the market. Immediately the
woman arrived and saw that she might have to
undergo security screening before being allowed
to go into the market, she detonated the
explosives on her and this left her dead with the
driver and three others. Many were also injured
by the explosion.”
He added that the trading at the market was
temporarily halted as the bodies of the victims
had to be evacuated and the injured taken to
The Information Officer, National Emergency
Management Agency, North-East, AbdulKadir
Ibrahim, confirmed that there was an explosion at
the market, but told journalists to wait a little
longer to get the casualty figure.
NEMA Coordinator for North-East, Mohammed
Kanar, said six persons were killed in the early
He said, “I cannot give you the exact time of the
blast but our men were called to offer assistance
at about 7am. We found out that six persons
were killed and two of the bodies were mangled.”
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