Female suicide bombers hit Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI—Multiple female suicide bombers, yesterday evening, sneaked into Sageri, Ajilari and other communities on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, and detonated bombs which left scores dead and many injured.

Ajilari ward, which is on outskirt of Maiduguri, had two days to Sallah, witnessed a suicide bomb attack which left over 100 people dead with 97 seriously injured.

The multiple explosions in Sageri and Ajilari occurred simultaneously at about 7:30p.m., after which men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, responded with their artillery fire power.

A source close to the scene at Sageri told Vanguard that the female suicide bombers who sneaked into the area on tricycles, detonated their explosives at a popular public gathering near at tea seller joint (Mai Shai).