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Suicide bomber kills 1 CJTF, injures 4

Scene of suicide attack in Borno

A male suicide bomber strapped with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has killed one Civilian JTF (CJTF) and injured four others at a security formation at Baga road area in Maiduguri.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations in the state, Mr Wakil Maye, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred around 1 a.m.

Maye said the bomber was intercepted by the CJTF, who sighted the bomber from a distance.“When he couldn’t reach his target, he quickly detonated the explosives, killing himself, one civilian JTF and injuring four others,’’ said Maye.

He said that the police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team were deployed to sanitise the scene.

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