At least 25 people have been killed in the latest suicide bombing in Maiduguri, a local source told SaharaReporters.
A female suicide bomber was seen entering the largest northeast market in Maiduguri this evening, during the bustling afternoon trading period.
A member of Civilian JTF in Maiduguri, Masa Ummar, told SaharaReporters that the bomber detonated the bomb before gaining to entry to the market and roads side traders. Mr. Ummar said that more than 25 people were killed and numerous others sustained serious injuries.
“I saw more 25 people [dead], if came earlier you would have seen corpses on ground. We are tired of the bombing” he said adding that most of people killed were not traders.
A trader, Bukar Abba, said more than 20 people were killed including 4 children and 7 women, but “I don't know real figure I believe that they are more than 20 people” he admitted.
A hospital source said they have received 19 corpses as at around 4:50pm but the dead may increase due to some that critically injured.
This is the seventh time this market area has been bombed by a suicide bomber in less than a year.