Reports say at least 16 persons have lost their lives on Sunday when suicide bombers stuck at a crowded location in Kofa, a suburb of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
30 others were injured, in the attacks that occurred at night, in a scary blasts echoing into the city as majority Muslim residents began to retire after observing the day’s Ramadan night prayers.
The Spokesperson of the Borno State Police Command Victor Isuku, confirmed that the attack took place on Sunday at around 08:30 p.m.(1930 GMT) in Kofa community, around 8 km (5 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.
According to security sources said the assault had caused some substantial casualties. Though, authorities are yet to issue a statement on the incident as at press time.
8 persons were dead and over 30 people got injured.”
While some reports say about eight people were killed and 30 injured, others say the death toll is up to 16.
The casualty figures have, however, not been officially confirmed.
The blasts came few hours after an unconfirmed report filtered into the town that soldiers ran into a Boko Haram ambush along Damboa-Maiduguri road during which three of them were feared dead.