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Explosion rocks Maiduguri

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Four explosions, Friday night, rocked the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The explosion were believed to have been set off by suicide bombers.

It was gathered that the first explosion went off around 9 p.m.

The attack was reportedly carried out by four suicide bombers who infiltrated the area.

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Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, Edet Okon, confirming the incident in a statement, said all four attackers infiltrated Muna Zawiya village in Mafa Local Government before detonating their explosives, killing themselves and one person says a female.

“Thirteen persons were injured and were taken to a hospital where they are responding to treatment.

“After the attack, policemen, including members of Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, and Explosives Ordinances Disposal specialists were dispatched to the area to bring the situation under control,” he said.

Okon added that normalcy had returned to the area and that adequate security arrangements had been made to ensure hitch-free Easter celebrations.

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