Death Toll From Maiduguri Attack Rises To Six As City Is Flooded With 7000 Security Personnel
Mohammed Aliyuthe Borno State Commissioner of Police, has confirmed that the death toll from the latest Maiduguri attack has climbed to six.
The number of injured has also risen to 27.
Aliyu, who provided the update while addressing journalists, said five more bodies were discovered between Thursday and Friday.
According to him, the victims included one female at Gwange II and five others who were hit by explosives in separate locations within the city.
The police commissioner further shared that the NPF Command, in collaboration with other security agencies, had deployed a total of 7,000 personnel to secure the entire city for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in order to prevent a breach of peace.
He said the force was made up of the Mobile Police Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and Special Protection Unit and that they were deployed in 31 designated mosques for the period of the festivities.
“Also deployed are personnel from the Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Special Anti-Robbery Squad men with armoured vehicles and sniffer dogs, Civilian Joint Task Force, hunters and the Rapid Response Squad to secure the outskirts of the city.”
He further urged the people to be on high alert and avoid large gatherings and report any suspicious activities around them to security agencies, while warning youths in the state against any act capable of disturbing the peace.