NEMA confirms 9 dead, 24 injured in Maiduguri twin explosions

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BORNO, OCTOBER 29, 2016 – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said nine persons had died and 24 others were injured in two explosions that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, in Maiduguri, Borno.

Mr Sanni Datti, Head of Media, NEMA, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

Datti said that one of the explosions occurred at the entrance to the Bakasi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, while the second happened at the NNPC filling station along Damboa road, Maiduguri.

He said the injured persons had been evacuated from the scene of the incidents and admitted to various hospitals in Maiduguri.

“As at the time of this report, the NEMA rescue team had evacuated victims. More updates on the incidents and rescue details will come later,” the spokesman said.

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