UPDATE: Twin bomb blasts hit Maiduguri market, 3 confirmed dead

Two explosions on Sunday hit the Maiduguri main market in Borno State, Premium Times reports.

It was learnt that both blast occurred at about 8:48 am.

The Police public relations officer in the state, Victor Isuku, confirmed the blasts which he said was near Old NEPA office not far from Monday market.

A member of the Civilian JTF, Alhaji Danbatta who is part of the rescue team said three people were already confirmed dead.

“So far, three persons are dead,” Alhaji Danbatta told journalists on phone.

“It was a suicide bomb attack, we are trying to ascertain the actual number of those injured in the hospital now,” he added.

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