Tag: Suicide Bombers

Willing to Donate Their Kids, Poverty Breeds Nigeria’s Next ‘Boko Haram Mothers’

By Mercy Abang Over 134 suicide bombings have occurred since 2009 when Boko Haram unleashed a campaign of terror on Nigeria’s northeast region. According to research by Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Yale University, at least 244 of the 338 attacks since 2011 where gender is identifiable, have[Read More…]

Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

Suspected suicide bombers have, according to an unconfirmed report by TheCable, struck in the Muna area of Maiduguri, Borno. The report says the incident happened around 2:50 pm on Wednesday, but no details were given – Officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and security agencies have, however,[Read More…]

Update: 19 Killed, 23 Others Injured After Four Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Attacked Maiduguri

The police in Borno State have confirmed that 19 persons were killed and 23 others injured after four Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri on Tuesday night. The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, who addressed journalists at one of the scenes of the blasts, said most of the victims[Read More…]

Suicide Bombers Attack UNIMAID Again

Three male suicide bombers have attacked the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID again. The incident occurred on Thursday night when the suicide bombers strapped IEDs to their bodies and gained entry into the premises of the university, Channels TV reports. In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted[Read More…]

Female Suicide Bombers Killed at Military Outpost

Again suicide bombers struck last night May 3, 2017 at 10.05pm in Maiduguri, Bono State. The three female teenage suicide bombers attempted to attack a military outpost popularly known as “Gontanamo” along muna garage. After being sighted by the troops in their desperate attempt to gain access to the premises,[Read More…]

Female Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri Mosque

At least two bodies were recovered outside a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno State, early Saturday, after two female suicide bombers attacked worshippers there, officials said. The attackers struck as worshippers observed early morning prayers in an area called Jiddari Polo. Five people were injured in the attack, officials said. Police[Read More…]

3 Suicide Bombers, In Multiple Explosions, Strike Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers struck in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Wednesday. A witness tells newsmen that the first blast occurred around 2am, while the second did not come till about 5:30am. The first suicide bomber was said to have targeted the home of a youth vigilante, a member of the Civilian[Read More…]

Female Suicide Bombers ‘Hugged Victims Before Explosion’ – Eyewitness Accounts of Maiduguri Bombing

Witnesses in Kaleri suburb of Maiduguri, Borno State, where two female suicide bombers attacked and killed two persons on Sunday, said the attackers hugged the victims first before the bombs went off. Sources in the community, said the suicide bombers knocked on several doors begging for hot food or a[Read More…]

Two Female Suicide Bombers Detonate IEDs In Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers on Sunday night on the outskirts of Maiduguri were killed when one of them detonated the explosive device strapped to her body to prevent policemen from stopping them for a routine check. Three residents from the area were however injured. According to a text message by[Read More…]

Death Toll In Adamawa Bomb Blast Rises To 56 After Female Suicide Bombers Attack Busy Market

The death toll from Friday’s suicide bombing in Adamawa has increased to 56 with 177 sustaining various injuries, an official has said. Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman, Madagali Local Government, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview said 57 of the injured were critical and[Read More…]