Suicide Bombers Kill Eight In Nigeria

At least eight people have been killed, and a further 11 wounded, following two suicide bombings, in northeastern Nigeria.

Two suicide bombers killed at least eight people on Saturday in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist Boko Haram militants, the military said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the attacks bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram which has been trying to set up an Islamic state in the northeast, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.

In one attack a woman blew herself up at 06:00 GMT, in front of the Bakasi camp for displaced persons, on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Five men were killed, and another 11 women were wounded, according to an army statement.

At about the same time another female suicide bomber blew herself up while trying to enter a fuel depot of state oil firm NNPC, killing three persons, the army said.

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