UPDATE: Borno bomb blast death toll rises to 6 – Police

The Borno Police Commissioner, Mohammed Aliyu has that the death toll from Thursday’s Boko Haram terrorists attack in Maiduguri, has risen to six from two.

He also said that 27 people were seriously injured from the attacks at Custom, Gwange, and Gidan Ayaba areas of the metropolis, adding that“the victims included one female at Gwange and five others who were hit by the explosives in separate locations within Maiduguri.”

According to Aliyu, the Command with other security agencies, mobilized about 7,000 personnel to secure the city.

“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 said.


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