Police confirms 7 dead in Borno blast

By our Correspondent

Seven people were cinfirmed dead in a suspected suicide bomb attack near the popular Monday market in Maiduguri on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Clement Adoda, the Borno Police Commissioner, confirmed the attack when he told newsmen in Maiduguri that 17 other people sustained vatrying degrees of injuries.

‘”Yes I do have information on the blast.

”Seven persons died while 17 others sustained injuries.

”Rescue operation is now going on at the scene of the blast,” the commissioner said.

Some traders, who witnessed the attack said that the blast was caused by a suspected female suicide bomber who detonated an Improvised Explosive devise (IED) after beating security checks.

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