Six persons have been killed in a fresh suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The incident happened at Muna garage on Wednesday.

Some members of the civilian JTF, who confirmed the incident, said some of their colleagues, who were stationed around the garage reported that six people died including the suicide bomber.

The bomber was said to have targeted security personnel and detonated the device.

However, another source said it was only the male suicide bomber that died during the attack.

An official of the State Emergency Management Agency, said the child suicide bomber was the only person that died, but five policemen and one other person were wounded during the attack.

He noted the boy detonated the explosive while the policemen were eating at a roadside eatery.

However, the spokesman for the police in Borno State, Murtala Ibrahim, said two persons were killed in the incident.

He said, “Today 23/7/2017, at about 1345hrs, a male suicide bomber with IED strapped on his body, moved towards SARS Armoured Personnel Carrier patrol team at Muna garage area.

“In an attempt to gun him down, the IED exploded killing the bomber. A civilian whose identity was unknown was also killed in the explosion, while seven civilians and four SARS personnel were injured.”

Ibrahim added, “The armoured vehicle suffered damage as a result of the blast. Casualties were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, and are responding to treatment. Normalcy has been restored and the area sanitised.”

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