A female suicide bomber has reportedly detonated her Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along Maiduguri-Mafa road in Borno state, killing seven people in the process.
According to vanguard, the incident was perpetrated by the bomber whom sources say should be in her 20s, on Sunday afternoon.
A police officer who said that he is not authorized to talk to the press said: “The explosion took place at about 12 noon on Sunday near Welcome to Maiduguri Muna Garrage situated along Gamboru Ngala- Dikwa Mafa- Maiduguri troubled road.”
The scene of the blast is not far from the Maiduguri metropolis which has witnessed series of deadly attacks by terrorists during the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency.
It was also gathered that the mangled bodies of the female suicide bomber were left at the scene while the 7 other victims including the injured were conveyed into undisclosed hospitals in Maiduguri.
The Media Coordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, when contacted said he has “just been transferred from the zone and now in Abuja to work with the Minister of Defence, which according to him, he is not in the position to comment on such issue.”
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