Reports reaching us reveals that The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) and the Nigeria Police(NP) have released details of the Thursday Boko Haram bomb attack that happened at Maiduguri.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has given full details of what transpired in Maiduguri on the night of Thursday, February 16 after two teenage bombers attack the city.
In a statement released by NEMA, they claimed that the Boko Haram members who came through Mafa- Dikwa road along Muna community attempted to attack Maiduguri around 11:pm.
The Report reads: “Yesterday (Thursday) at around 11:00pm, Boko Haram members attempted to attack Maiduguri. They came through Mafa- Dikwa road along Muna community. The bombers came in a Volkswagen Golf carrying eight bombers most of whom were female teenagers.
“The driver attempted to overrun the security post where the security personnels were stationed, but few of the personnels sustained minor injuries, while the remaining bombers detonated their IED in some of the communities in Muna Dalti settlement.
“Seven (7) Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) sustained minor injuries and were taken to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). Some of the bombers found their way to a place where people gathered with their trucks loaded with goods for onward movement to Mafa, Dikwa and Ngala LGAs.
“Over 14 loaded trucks were burnt by the bombers though no casualty was recorded. The seven corpses of the bombers were evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and Borno SEMA team.”
Victor Isukwu the spokesperson of the policewhile giving his own report said soldiers had in the night spotted some persons suspected to be insurgents on motorcycles and opened fire in their direction.
Isukwu said: “Yesterday at about 2318hrs, a bomber sneaked into the midst of 13 pickup trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala early hours of today, and detonated IEDs strapped on self.”
Meanwhile, Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima on Friday, February 17, visited seven members of civilian JTF injured in multiple bombing on Maiduguri-Gamboru road.
Shettima made cash donations when he visited the victims at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, where they are being treated.