Two persons were confirmed killed Wednesday night in Maiduguri, Borno State, as a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated himself outside Muna Garage, a busy bus station that has recently become a major target for the insurgents’ attack.
Located along Maiduguri-Gamboru road that was recently opened for commuting, after soldiers freed it from Boko Haram control, Muna Garage has become a hotspot for suicide attacks.
The usually crowded motor park has been attacked by suicide bombers at least three times killing about 15 persons including the suicide bombers.
According to witnesses, the Wednesday night suicide bomber attempted to enter the bus station at about 9 p.m. but suddenly exploded at the gate.
He died instantly alongside a passerby.
The Borno State police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident on Thursday morning.
“Two persons including the suicide bomber died on the spot, while a Mercedes Benz car REG No AX 571 ABJ which was parked by the road side was damaged by the impact of the explosion. Normalcy already restored,” Mr. Isuku said.
Source; Premium Times