Three people have been confirmed dead in Sunday’s bomb explosion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
An official of the local vigilante called Civilian-JTF, involved in the rescue and evacuation of victims of the blasts, confirmed the death to journalists.
“So far, three persons are dead,” Bello Danbatta told journalists on phone.
“It was a suicide bomb attack, we are trying to ascertain the actual number of those injured in the hospital now,” he added.
An official of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, also confirmed the casualty.
NEMA’s national spokesman, Sani Datti, said “three of the dead persons are female bombers, while 17 persons that were injured have been evacuated to hospitals in Maiduguri.”
PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the two explosions on Sunday morning which occurred in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market.
The two blasts occurred in quick succession at about 8:48 a.m.
The police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, earlier said the explosions occurred near Old NEPA office, not far from the Monday market.