The Borno state Police Command had confirmed
17 people including five female suicide bombers
dead with several others injured in a multiple
attacks which took place in Kofa Community of
Maiduguri metropolis.

Kofa is an outskirt and about 5 kilometres drive
from University of Maiduguri which had witnessed
series of attacks recently..

In a press statement, Police Public Relations
Officer, Victor Isuki on Monday said “yesterday
Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female
suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their
bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km
from maiduguri town and situated along
Maiduguri- Konduga road. The first suicide
bomber, detonated near a mosque, killing seven
persons.

“The second detonated in a house killing five
persons. While two other suicide bombers
detonated within the same vicinity, killing
themselves only.

“A total of seventeen persons including the five
suicide bombers died, while eleven persons
sustained injuries and were rushed to UMTH.
EOD team were mobilized to the scene and
normalcy has since been restored”. Isuku stated.
The suicide bomb attacks took place near a
camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram
violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency
services said on Monday.

The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) said the attacks took place at about 8:45
pm (1945 GMT) on Sunday close to the Dalori
camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital
Maiduguri.
NEMA northeast region spokesman Abdulkadir
Ibrahim said two female suicide bombers tried to
get into the camp but were thwarted by security
personnel.

“Two other female suicide bombers also
detonated their explosives at the adjoining Dalori
Kofa village, where they killed 16 people,” he
added in a statement.
Earlier tolls given by local people said at least 12
or 13 people had been killed but Abdulkadir said
three of those injured and taken to hospital had
since died.
“The 16 does not include the bombers,” he told
AFP.

Dalori is about 10 kilometres (six miles)
southeast of Maiduguri and is one of the largest
camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the
remote region.
Boko Haram has previously tried to target the
camp: at least 85 people were killed in January
last year when insurgents rampaged through
communities near Dalori.
Residents were shot and their homes burned
down while female suicide bombers blew
themselves up among the crowds of people
fleeing the violence.
The latest attack is the most deadly in Nigeria
since June 8, when 11 people were killed in a
rare combined gun and suicide attack in the
Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the
strategic city, particularly its outlying
communities, IDP camps and the city’s
university.
The bombings and sporadic hit-and-run attacks
underline the threat still posed by the jihadists,
despite claims from the authorities they are a
spent force.

Gunmen killed eight members of a civilian militia
force assisting the military on June 11 in the
Konduga area, which is on the same road as the
Dalori camp.
At least 20,000 people have been killed in the
conflict since 2009 and more than 2.6 million
made homeless, many of whom are facing severe
food shortages or starvation


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