Eighteen people were killed, while 24 others were injured in multiple suicide attacks in some parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Three suicide bombers were also among the casualties.
The Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Mr. Damian Chukwu, disclosed this at a press briefing Thursday.
The commissioner said the attack was carried out by three female bombers.According to him the first explosion occurred at about 6:35pm in a mosque at Goni Kachallari village.
The second incident happened at about 9:20pm when another female bomber stormed the premises of Chad Basic Development Authority.
The third bomber blew herself up across the road outside the Chad Basic Development Authority, killing herself and one other.
Police Explosive Ordinance Device teams were promptly dispatched to the scenes to sanitise and render the area safe.