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Female suicide bomber kills 25 in Maiduguri market blast


NO fewer than 25 people were feared killed in the latest suicide bombing in Maiduguri, a local source told journalists.

The female suicide bomber was seen entering the largest northeast market in Maiduguri, during the bustling afternoon trading period.

A member of Civilian Joint Task Force in Maiduguri, Masa Ummar, said the bomber detonated the device before gaining full entry into the market and that more than 25 people were killed and numerous others sustained serious injuries.

“I saw more 25 people dead. This is the seventh suicide bomb attack in this market in the past one year and are tired of the bombing” he said .A trader, Bukar Abba, said more than 20 people were killed including four children and seven women, but “I don’t know real figure, but I believe that they are more than 20 people” he admitted.

A hospital source said they have received 19 bodies as at around 4:50pm but the number may increase due to some that are critically injured.

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