Boko Haram bomb attack; Police gives update as death toll rises

The Police has said that the death toll from Thursday’s mortar attack in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital by Boko Haram, has risen from two to six.

The Borno State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Aliyu, said that 27 people were seriously injured from the four (4) mortar attacks which affected Custom, Gwange, and Gidan Ayaba areas of the metropolis.

According to the CP, “the victims included one female at Gwange and five others who were hit by the explosives in separate locations within Maiduguri.”

He also said that after the blast, the Command, in partnership with other security agencies, mobilized about 7,000 personnel to secure the city.

He said: “Those deployed are personnel from the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD), Special Anti-Robbery Squad, men with armoured vehicles and sniffer dogs, Civilian Joint Task Force, Hunters and the Rapid Response Squad to secure the outskirts of the city.”

He also urged youths in the state to desist from any criminal activities, he also said that people should avoid large gatherings, and report to the appropriate authority when they see any suspicious activity.

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