At Least 54 Dead As 5 Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri

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At Least 54 Dead As 5 Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri

54 dead, 143 wounded as 5 suicide bomb blasts rocked Maiduguri city today..Witnesses told AP,the first explosion came from a suicide bomber in a tricycle taxi who blew himself up outside a fish market and killed at least 10 people.

“I saw many dead bodies lying on the ground, many dead, and several others badly injured,” said fish seller Idi Idrisa.

 A woman with explosives strapped to her body blew herself up at roughly 11:20 am (1020 GMT) when she got out of a motorised rickshaw at Maiduguri’s Baga fish market, said the head of the fisherman’s union, Abubakar Gamandi, who was at the scene.

“The bomb was devastating because it occurred at a crowded area,” said Jamuna Jarmi, a grocery seller.

About an hour later another blast rocked the popular Monday Market, causing chaos as locals voiced anger at security forces who struggled to control the scene.
Just after 1:00 pm a third blast hit a used car lot which is attached to the busy Borno Express bus terminal.

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