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At least five dead and a dozen injured in three explosions in northeastern Nigeria

According to police commissioner Mohammed Ndatsu, at least five people were injured and a dozen injured in a chain of at least three explosions in the city of Maiduguri, capital of the Nigerian state of Borno, late Thursday.

The commissioner has blamed jihadist group Boko Haram for the attacks, he said in a press conference by local television station Channels Television.

The first explosion occurred in a shop in the city’s commercial area, killing a furniture maker and her son. The second occurred in the Gwange neighborhood and a minor died in it. A third detonation killed two more people. According to Bloomberg, police sources have reported a dozen additional injuries from the detonations.

At least five dead and a dozen injured in three explosions in northeastern Nigeria
At least five dead and a dozen injured in three explosions in northeastern Nigeria

The bodies of the victims were extracted from the sites of the attacks by those responsible for the state agency for civil protection.

These attacks occurred after the governor of the Nigerian state of Borno, Babagana Zulum, survived an ambush by suspected members of the jihadist group in the city of Baga on Wednesday.

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