Three suicide bombers were on Sunday killed in unsuccessful attacks on Muna general area and Dusuma village.
The first bomber detonated his explosive at Muna garage near Gujeri fuel station, destroying 45,000 liters petrol tanker waiting to discharge fuel.
The second bomber also killed himself but injured an 80-year-old man who was providing security watch to Muslim worshippers at Dusuma village.
“The bomber attempt to gained entrance into the mosque but the old man approached and stopped him. He detonated himself and injured the 80-year-old man (name withheld). The man was rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital(UMTH),” a security source told TheCable.
The Borno police command through its spokesperson, Victor Isuku, has also confirmed the attack.
“At about 0438hrs, two male suicide bombers detonated Iprovised Explosive Divice strapped to their bodies by Alh Bukar Gujari Filling station in Muna Garage area, Maiduguri killing themselves alone,” said Isuku.
“A truck was partly damaged. Also at Dusuma village in Jere local government area, a suicide bomber detonated his IED strapped on him killing himself, while one person was injured.”
Muna has suffered not less than seven different Boko Haram suicide bomb attacks.
The town’s borders are porous and it also contends with the congestion of motorists and transporters loading confinement to Lake Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
Source: The Cable