- Title: Four suicide bombers kill 2 in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria
- Date: 15th March 2017
- Summary: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (MARCH 15, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE STANDING AND WALKING, LOOKING ON RESCUE WORKER WALKING AROUND/ PEOPLE LOOKING ON WOMEN STANDING OUTSIDE OF HUT/ MAN WALKING AWAY FROM HUT WITH CAMERA VARIOUS OF WOMAN CRYING/ OTHER WOMEN CRYING BEHIND WOMEN STANDING COVERING FACE/PEOPLE WALKING OUT OF THE HUT (SOUNDBITE) (English) BORNO STATE MANAGEMENT AGENCY OFFICIAL, BELLO DANBATA, SAYING: "Four suicide bombers have arrived Usmanti, when they came, all of them were, it's young ladies, it's not up to 12 to 13 years. They went and knocked the door of one old man and when they were knocking the door before the old man opened the door, the suicide bomber has already blast the this thing so some of the people are injured, we rushed them to the hospital. They are in specialist hospital now, they are taking the treatment and then the old man has already died early this morning." SECURITY VEHICLES DRIVING/ PEOPLE STANDING BY RESCUE WORKER CLOSING AMBULANCE DOORS AMBULANCE/ CROWD OF PEOPLE STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (English) BORNO STATE MANAGEMENT AGENCY OFFICIAL, BELLO DANBATA, SAYING: "We lost two people, and then the people injured 16 people and now they are taking treatment in the specialist hospital." CROWD OF PEOPLE LOOKING ON
- Embargoed: 29th March 2017 13:23
- Keywords: Maiduguri Boko Haram Nigeria suicide bomb attack
- Location: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
- City: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
- Country: Nigeria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA001682MJ47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a disaster agency spokesman said on Wednesday (March 15).
The girls knocked on the door of a house and then detonated their devices, a representative of the state-run emergency service in Borno State said.
The number of attacks or attempted attacks bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram in crowded areas, such as markets and refugee camps, has escalated since the end of the rainy season in late 2016.
The jihadist group has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during its insurgency in its campaign to create an Islamic state governed by a harsh interpretation of sharia law in the northeast of Africa's most populous nation.
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