At least 13 people have been killed in three suicide bomb attacks in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri with 16 others sustaining serious injuries.
The attacks were carried out on Sunday by three female suicide bombers.
AFP reported that the first bomber detonated her explosive belt around in front of a restaurant with a military source saying the detonation happened “when people were buying their dinner.”
The two other bombers also detonated their explosives later leading to more casualties.
An armed militia leader was quoted by the AFP as saying that the attack came “hours after reports of sighting of a lot of Boko Haram members outside the city.”
Although no group has claimed responsibility yet, the attack is seen as a handiwork of the militant group Boko Haram.
The group has wreaked havoc on Nigerians for years with hundreds of people dieing whiles millions being displaced.
The Nigerian military has struggled to contain these attacks but the country’s political leaders have promised to defeat the militant group.