Eleven persons were killed and fifteen others injured in Saturday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu said.
The Commissioner in a text message to some journalists in the town, revealed that his on the spot assessment of the scene of the attack showed the casualties.
He said at about 0540hrs, “gunmen suspctd to be Boko Haram terrorists & suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area, Maiduguri.
He said they shot sporadically and detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies.
He said during the attack 11 persons were killed including three suicide bombers.
Chukwu said 15 others sustained injuries and they have been taken to the State Specialist Hosp,in Maiduguri.
He said there was on an ongoing clearance operations by security teams in the attacked area.
He said: “Clearance operations is ongoing by own teams of EOD, SARS, PMF, Civil Defence and military.”
It was gathered from the residents of the area that the attack was near a mosque and on worshippers returning from the early morning prayers.