Two female suicide bombers hit Maidiguri hospital, 5 killed

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Five people were killed and 16 injured when two female suicide bombers  attacked a hospital in Maiguguri, Borno, on Saturday. 

The two suicide bombers were among the dead.

The two women tried to get into a hospital but were stopped by security guards at the gate and blew themselves up, witnesses said.

 “We evacuated the charred bodies of the two security guards, another civilian and the two bombers,” said Auwal Mohammed, a member of the community in Molai, where the hospital is situated.

Muhammadu Buhari, the new president of Africa’s most populous nation and biggest economy, made Maiduguri the command centre for the military campaign against Islamist militant group Boko Haram after being inaugurated last month.

More than 100 people have been killed in northeast Nigeria in the past few weeks in a spate of bombings, mostly in Maiduguri.

A source at the mortuary of Borno State hospital in Maiduguri confirmed it had received three corpses after the blast. Another hospital source said 16 people injured in the attack had been brought in.

Buhari has held talks with counterparts in neighbouring countries to set up a joint force to tackle the insurgents and he is planning to visit Cameroon later this month to discuss deeper collaboration.

Buhari is also due to visit U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on July 20 and the fight against Boko Haram is likely to be high on the agenda.

Boko Haram controlled territory the size of Belgium in the northeast at the start of the year but has been pushed out of most of it by the Nigerian army, backed by troops from Chad, Niger and Cameroon.


  • boliano suns

    What do they really want boko haram n isis people this killings are becoming too much world wide.

  • Osanebi Osakuni

    The North invited this to themselves and they will live with it for a very long time. They thought that it will end after using it to fight Dr GoodIuck. Only God knows how many Churches they bombed Kano, Jos and the NE before the carnage blew out of proportion.God said, I will turn your enemies against themselves. The time of reckoning has come.

    • muhammed alowogbija

      it is as a result of ur ignorance and inhumane that made u to said so.just be sensible people dying are not human being like u or i that u said they are using it to fight mr goodluck.but u can also use ur family in that way to fight president buhari

      • Osanebi Osakuni

        Am not as foolish as Northern leaders so won’t form Boko Haram to fight Buhari

      • Osanebi Osakuni

        Mohammed am sorry, it is not my word nor my wish. When a people bomb the house of God (the Church) and kill innocent worshippers, they challenge God to a fight and God doesn’t lose to man. God said to his children: I will turn your enemies against themselves. That is what has been happening to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt. It is exactly what is happening to Northern Nigeria. When the carnage started in Churches in Kano, Jos and NE you people didn’t know the spiritual effects. Sorry

      • PINCO