At least five people were killed when suicide bombers detonated explosives at three different locations in Muna area of Borno State. The areas affected were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia, 11 other people were injured in the attacks that occurred in the morning. Among the dead were four suicide bombers and a member of security volunteer group. The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed that response agencies promptly responded to the distress call: “We have since taken the injured persons to hospital for proper medical attention while the dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary” he said. Suicide bombings have become a major attack tool for the Boko Haram whose insurgency has caused the death of about 100,000 people since 2009.
Two female suicide bombers on Monday morning detonated their explosives near the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. The bombers were resisted by security officials, this is the second attack on the university this year after the first, which occurred on January 16, by three female suicide bombers. This attack, that happened at about 4 a.m, came barely 48 hours after two suicide bombers attacked Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Maiduguri in which five persons were reported injured. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said in a statement that no person, aside the attackers were killed, their remains were deposited at Borno state specialist hospital by the NEMA team. Twin suicide bombings by teenage girls have become a trend for a while around Maiduguri, more than 50 girls have died trying to carry out several attacks prompted by suspected Boko Haram members.