Two female suicide bomber were behind the twin attacks that rocked Borno state capital, Maiduguri, killing at least nine people and injuring 24 others.
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said one explosion happened outside a gas station, while the other was near the Bakassi camp for Internally Displaced Persons(IDP), underscoring the continued threat from insurgents who are suspected of being behind the attacks.
the first attack by a female suicide bomber occurred at 6.ooam in front of a camp for the internally displaced persons in the Bakassi area as scores of people were coming out of the camp to begin a new day. Five persons died at the scene. minutes later a second bomb went off near the NNPC mega station.
Usman added that the bomber was tailing a fuel tanker that was about to discharge fuel at the station.