Ahmed Mohammed, Maiduguri
Over 20 people were killed, while 24 others were injured when a suspected suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device at the Maiduguri Central Abattoir. A meat seller at the Abattoir, Mallam Shuasb Mohammed said the suicide bombers pretended to be a medicine vendor playing President Buhari`s song with Buhari`s poster pasted on his medicine basket, where the IED was concealed under the basket and detonated it when he reached a crowded area killing over 20 people, injuring several others.
.A civilian JTF from the area Ibrahim Tanko said “we evacuated 11 corpses, so far, while several others were rushed to hospitals for treatment but I later learnt that one small boy that was injured later passed away in hospital.”. He said the suicide bomber who concealed the bomb in a medicine vendor`s basket detonated it when he get to a crowded area of the Abattoir.
Meanwhile, a suicide bomber also killed himself yesterday at Yamarkumi Military check point in Biu, the headquarters of Biu local government area of the state, where the IED detonated before he get to her target, killing just herself. Also at about 1215am in the early hours of Tuesday that the Boko Haram insurgents also attempted to attack Maiduguri but were successfully repelled by the troops of the Nigerian Army.
Confirming the incident, the International Community of Red Cross communication, Mallam Umar Sadiq said 13, while 24 others were injured and have since rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospitals and Sate specialist Hospital Maiduguri.