The Borno Police Command on Wednesday said 18 persons were killed and 29 sustained several wounds in multiple suicide attacks in Maiduguri City on Wednesday evening.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Victor Isuku, confirmed this in a statement sent to reporters in Maiduguri.

"At about 18:13hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari Community in Konduga LGA, and detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies at different locations.

"The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community. A total of 18 persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions.

"While 29 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention. Police patrol /EOD teams promptly mobilized to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe," the statement concluded.

SaharaReporters had reported that four bombers attacked a community in Muna Garage, where at least 10 persons were killed and 30 sustained various degrees of injuries.

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