The Borno Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of five persons in Saturday’s suspected suicide attack near Maiduguri.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderemi Opadokun, made this known at a news conference in Maiduguri.

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“There was explosion on Saturday at about 0754hrs, when four suspected female suicide bombers detonated explosives at Dala Yazaraye village, near Molai on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

“Five persons, including the four suicide bombers died in the explosion.“

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Opadokun said that security agents had cordoned off the scene of the blast, which saw four persons injured.

“Four people sustained injury and (have been taken) to the hospital for treatment. The area has been rendered safe by EOD personnel at the scene,“ he stated.

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The police commissioner said that investigation into the matter was in progress. (NAN)