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Nigeria: Twin suicide bombers kills 9 people in Maiduguri

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Isaac Kaledzi
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Two suicide bombers killed at least nine people on Saturday in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s Borno State.

The attack was confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), military source and residents. The NEMA added that 24 persons were injured and had since been evacuated to various hospitals.

The first attack occurred at 0600 GMT in front of a camp for displaced persons in the Bakasi area and minutes later a second bomb went off at a bus stop, an eyewitness said.

Residents saw bodies being carried into an ambulance by government emergence services.

Borno is the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist Boko Haram militants.

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Source: REUTERS

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