Boko Haram: Multiple Explosions Hit Maiduguri

At least 11 persons were killed as suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night, witnesses and security sources said. Nine suicide bombers were among the dead, they said.
Multiple explosions echoed across the city at about 11 p.m. on Thursday
as three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts near
Muna Garage, a popular bus station that has suffered many of such
attacks in recent times.
The explosions killed two residents, witnesses said. But police said only the suicide bombers were killed in the attack.
Several commercial vehicles that were on queue for a trip to the border areas the next day were also razed in the explosion.
A witness, who identified himself as Ayuba Ibrahim, told journalists
that seven Civilian-JTF operatives were injured, while all the suicide
bombers died.

“But most of the trucks that were loaded with goods for export to Chad
and the border communities were destroyed and commodities worth millions
of naira may have been destroyed,” said Mr. Ibrahim, a businessman from
Taraba State.

Civilian-JTF operatives said few hours after the Muna explosions,
soldiers at Muna Dalti, a location about 1 kilometre away from the first
explosion, shot six suicide bombers who were attempting to sneak into
town at about 2 a.m.
Some Boko Haram gunmen who were riding on motorcycles accompanied the six suicide bombers, they said.
The Borno State police command confirmed the Muna Garage attack.
The spokesman for the Borno command, Victor Isukwu, a deputy
superintendent of police, said only the suicide bombers died in the
attack.

“Yesterday at about 2318hrs, a suicide bomber sneaked into the midst of
13 pick up trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to
be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala early hours of today and
detonated IEDs strapped on self,” he said.

“The resulting Explosion razed down the parked vehicles beyond
recognition. EOD/Police patrol team was promptly deployed to the scene
to restore safety & normalcy.

He also confirmed that soldiers had in the night spotted some persons on motorcycle and opened fire in their direction