BREAKING: Bloody Eid: Suicide Bombers Kill 9 People Maiduguri
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have spoiled the celebration mood for Muslims in the city of Maiduguri.
As the Muslim faithful commenced their Eid celebration on Sunday following conclusion of the Ramadan fast, suicide bombers suspected to be members of the cut-throat terrorists, killed 9 people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in Maiduguri.
Borno police said a male suicide bomber killed a security guard after entering the University of Maiduguri, near the city centre, on Sunday evening at 10:20 p.m.
Four female suicide bombers killed eight people around an hour later outside the city of Maiduguri in Zannari community, in the Gwange district of Jere local government authority after detonating devices where people live.
Two female suicide bombers were the only people to die in two blasts at the University of Maiduguri on Monday morning at around 4:20 a.m.
"In all, 16 persons including the suicide bombers died in the multiple explosions while 13 persons were injured," said the Borno Police commissioner, Damian Chukwu.
At the moment, no group has claimed responsibility for the latest blasts in Maiduguri but the use of suicide bombers - particularly female attackers - in the region is a hallmark of Boko Haram.