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Four Die in Maiduguri Blast

Four Die in Maiduguri Blast

A suicide bomber and four other persons were killed in an explosion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Friday.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this was confirmed to it by the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Bala Hassan.

The suicide bomber had detonated an Improvised Explosive Device at the palace of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar bin Umar Gabai El-Kanemi, during Friday’s Jumat prayers.However, the monarch and the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, who were among the hundreds of worshippers at the prayers, escaped unhurt.

But a number of people were injured and rushed to the hospital.

Spokesman for the Joint Task Force, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, also confirmed the incident, saying only five persons died while six others, including two soldiers, were wounded by the blast.

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