- BY REMILEKUN DARAMOLA in Maiduguri•
No fewer than eleven persons were killed and fifteen others injured on Saturday as the terrorist group, Boko Haram launched massive attack on Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu said.
The Commissioner in a text message to some journalists in the town revealed that his on the spot assessment of the scene of the attack confirmed the casualties.
He said that at about 0540hrs, “gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists and suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area, Maiduguri.”
He said they shot sporadically and detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies.
He said during the attack 11 persons were killed including three suicide bombers.
Chukwu said 15 others sustained injuries and have been taken to the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.
He said there was on ongoing clearance operations by security teams in the attacked area.
He said: “Clearance operations is ongoing by own teams of EOD, SARS, PMF, Civil Defence and military.”
It was gathered from the residents of the area that the attack was near a mosque and on worshippers returning from the early morning prayers.