Lives lost, many injured in recent bomb blast

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At least 58 people have been confirmed dead after
three separate explosions went off in Maiduguri,
Borno State today, March 7.
139 people are also said to have been injured in
the blasts, the first of which occurred at about
11:20 am near the motor park of the Baga fish
market.
The first attack was carried out by a female
suicide bomber who had just gotten out of a
tricycle.
The next bombing took place at about 12.30pm at
the Monday Market, while the third occurred at
Borno Express Park at about 12.52pm.
“Today, Saturday, explosions through Improvised
Explosive Devices occurred at three locations in
Maiduguri,” State Commissioner of Police, Clement
Adoda told the News Agency of Nigeria.
“So far, reports from the three locations indicate
that 58 people died while 139 persons were
injured,” he added.
Adoda however said that normalcy had returned to
the area.
Boko Haram, which is being blamed for the attack,
has, in recent times, resorted to the use of young
women as suicide bombers and it is feared that
some of these women are being forced to carry
out atrocities on the group’s behalf.