Maiduguri Bombing Update: 10 feared dead in blast Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Monday market in Maiduguri, Borno State while they were about to be searched by an operative of local vigilante, Civilian Joint Task Force (Civilian JTF). Two bombs have gone off at the Maiduguri main market, in Borno State, Nigeria’s north-east region, leaving several people dead. Security and aid workers are trying to evacuate the dead and injured persons from the scene of the explosion. Reports say that the explosions were carried out by two female bombers. The two female bombers are said to have carried the explosives in the back of their Hijab dress, arrived at a hair braiding salon within the Maiduguri Market and blew themselves up as a female civilian- JTF operatives tried to search them.
The explosion which occurred in a busy market in Maiduguri, Borno State yesterday, December 1, is reported to have claimed more than 10 lives. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Monday market while they were about to be searched by an operative of local vigilante, Civilian Joint Task Force (Civilian JTF). The spokesperson for the state police force, Gideon Jibrin told AFP: “Two female suicide bombers detonated an explosive in Monday market in two different locations killing more than 10, and injured many.” A witness, Goni Abba also said: “I counted 10 dead bodies and over 20 others have injuries.” Two female suicide bombers had earlier carried out a similar attack in a Maiduguri market on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.