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Breaking News: 20 killed as suicide bomber hits Maiduguri


A suicide bomb blast at a poultry market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Saturday, has killed at least 20 people and injured 18 others, witnesses have said.

Members of the local vigilante, known as the Civilian JTF, told Premium times they saw 20 bodies after the attack.

The bodies were counted as the Civilian JTF fighters arrived the scene to help with rescue effort. 
The explosion, less than six weeks after the same market was attacked by suicide bombers, occurred at 12:20 P.M. Nigerian time, residents and security officials said.

The attack sparked panic across the Borno state capital, with some residents scampering home for safety.
The spokesperson of the Borno Police, Gideon Jibrin, confirmed the explosion.

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