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Two suicide bombers strike in Borno, three dead including soldier

Two male suicide bombers Tuesday evening, detonated their explosives at a check point around the Gomari Airport Round-About killing a soldier including themselves.

Gomari is a populated community of Jere Local Government Area of Borno state which is part of Maiduguri metropolis.

The explosion comes barely 12 hours after two suicide bombers struck in neighbouring Damaturu, the Yobe state capital where 6 people including the suicide bombers lost their lives with 26 injured.

The Borno explosion which shook the vicinity also injured 4 passersby at about 10:22pm when the curfew time of 9:30 imposed on the city of Maiduguri had elapsed.

Sources said, the suicide bombers were riding on a tricycle after the curfew hours, and when they were asked to stop and park by the military and some of the civilian JTF members who were on patrol at the checkpoint, they immediately complied by the order.

The source said after they (suicide bombers) parked and both alighted from their tricycle, they were asked to come closer to one of the military personnel to identify themselves, unfortunately, when they approached the soldier and some of the civilian JTF members, one of the suicide bomber detonated his Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to his body killing themselves, while the soldier who was critically injured died before reaching hospital for treatment.

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