Two explosions rocked Maiduguri on Sunday night killing 16 people including the suicide bombers.
The explosions occured at the Muna Garage and Muna Dalti, suburds of Maiduguri which have experienced more than five blasts in the past.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, Mr Damian Chukwu, a male suicide bomber with explosives strapped to his body caused the first explosion at Muna Garage, “killing himself and 13 persons.”
He said five persons were also injured, he disclosed.
“In another development at Muna Dalti, two female suicide bombers detonated explosives killing themselves and injuring 13 persons,” Chukwu said.
He said 16 people died in the explosions while 18 were injured.
He said those injured have been taken to the university teaching hospital for treatment.
Muna Garage general area, the scene of the bombing, is located some 2 kilometres to the city centre. It has witnessed more than five suicide bomb attacks this year.
Two weeks ago, four suicide bombers blew themselves up while attempting to scale the peremetre fencing of a public hospital at the city outskirts.