Four teenage girls have struck Nigeria’s northeastern town of Maiduguri in the Borno State Wednesday morning killing two people in a residential area.

16 people were injured in the bomb attack and are receiving treatment, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“Rescue and health workers had immediately moved to scene after the alert. The victims have been transported to the state specialist hospital and university teaching hospital in Maiduguri,” spokesperson of NEMA in the area, Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed to local media.

Rescue and health workers had immediately moved to scene after the alert. The victims have been transported to the state specialist hospital and university teaching hospital in Maiduguri.

This attack follows Saturday night’s foiled attack in the town where two girls were killed by security personnel after they were spotted wearing explosive vests under their clothes.

Boko Haram regularly uses suicide bombers, including women, as part of its eight-year-old insurgency in the Muslim majority north of Nigeria.



Source link : http://www.africanews.com/2017/03/15/nigeria-four-female-suicide-bombers-kill-2-injure-16-in-maiduguri/

Author :

Publish date : 15 March 2017 | 10:25 am

Tags:
share on: