The military said today: “Although details are still sketchy, suffice to state that four Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers detonated their vests simultaneously”.
It was gathered that three men, dressed as female, riding on a tricycle Thursday evening killed unspecified number of people and injured several others at Sajeri area of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
At least 39 others were wounded in the attack in the Sareji neighborhood of Maiduguri, military spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Thursday night attack but Nigerian security forces blamed Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group.
“Any facilities that is used to make bombs or used to dress suicide bombers would be leveled”, he said.
The ACF noted that it is callous, wicked and unfortunate that a few prominent individuals places their personal benefits above national interest, the daily killings of innocent lives and destruction of property as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in the last six years.
Amnesty worldwide said on Wednesday more needed to be done to protect ordinary citizens, with at least 1,600 killed in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger since June.
The explosions in Maiduguri occurred near the scene of a previous attack on September 21 that killed 54 people.
“Therefore, the public is kindly requested to be more vigilant and assist with useful information that would help in preventing Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out their nefarious acts against the society”.
The attacks have continued despite promises by President Muhammadu Buhari to crush the group.