Suicide bombers destroy three fuel tankers in northeast Nigeria

More than 20,000 have been killed by Boko Haram over the past seven years, with 2.6 million people left homeless.

Published: 03rd March 2017 07:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 07:03 PM   |  A+A-

Officials are blaming Boko Haram insurgents who many times have attacked Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group.

By PTI

MAIDUGIRI: Emergency officials say three suicide bombers set ablaze three fuel tankers in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri but killed only themselves.

Officials are blaming Boko Haram insurgents who many times have attacked Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group.

Today's attack comes days before the UN Security Council is scheduled to visit Maiduguri on a tour of countries in the Lake Chad Basin, which has been devastated by the Boko Haram uprising.

Spokesman Abdulkadir Ibrahim of the National Emergency Management Agency says a fire caused by today's explosions is under control.

He says one bomber exploded beside a tanker, killing the two others and setting ablaze the other tankers.   

More than 20,000 have been killed by Boko Haram over the past seven years, with 2.6 million people left homeless.

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