A suicide attack at Umarari village in Molai general area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital has claimed seven lives.The Borno Police Command, which confirmed the incident on Sunday, said that the dead included a mother and her two children as well as a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF).
The spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement in Maiduguri on Sunday that three bombers had attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri at about 9.00 p.m. on Saturday.
Isuku explained that at about 2100hrs of Saturday, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area.
They were sighted and challenged by civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member, a government-approved militia group and the suicide bombers detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices strapped to their bodies running in different directions.
According to the statement, the injured have been taken to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.
This is the second time in one week that suicide bombers are attempting to enter Maiduguri through Umarari village.