July 12, 2017 – Female Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill 19, Injures 23 In Maiduguri Borno
At least 19 people including 12 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed in Boko Haram’s attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Tuesday.
The state Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the attacks, said seven civilians died in the incidents.
At least 860 CJTF members have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno since 2014.
Chukwu told journalists that at least 23 people were wounded in the attacks.
The commissioner, who had since visited the scenes of the attacks, said four female suicide bombers attacked Moloi, Judumeri and Polo-Sabongari areas of Maiduguri.
He said the attackers targeted a CJTF check point and detonated their explosives, killing seven of the taskforce members.
“The suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, blew up herself and killed the mourners.
“About 12 CJTF members and seven civilians were killed in separate attacks.
“The attacks occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on the outskirts of the metropolis,” he stated.