Three reportedly killed as midnight bomb blast hits Maiduguri
A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that at least three persons were killed and four others injured when a suspected Boko Haram bomber struck in Maiduguri today, Monday, June 11. According to the report, security and resident sources confirmed that the blast occurred at popular Baga Road area, precisely at Barka Da Zuwa junctions in Maiduguri about 01:35 hours when a male bomber blew himself up and killed two civilians while injuring four. “Another male sui*ide bomb today 11-06-2018 at about 0135 hrs in baga road at Barka Da Zuwa junction in Maiduguri. “Three persons dead, including the sui*ide bomber, while four others were injured,” said Modu Baba, a resident. Security sources also confirmed that there was blast in Baga Road area but they didn't state the casualty toll. Channels Television is however reporting that one person died in the attack. The Borno State Police Command confirmed this to the TV station, adding that four others were also injured. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon, in a statement said a male sui*ide bomber had detonated an Improvised explosive device (IED), strapped to his body in a shop along Baga Road in Maiduguri Metropolis, also killing himself in the process. According to Okon, those injured included two soldiers and two civilian JTF members. The police, however, said men of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit, were immediately deployed to sanitize the scene and render the area safe.