A suicide bomber with explosive devices strapped around his body on Monday night detonated himself at a crowded Muna-Datti area of Maiduguri, Borno State, killing three persons in the process.
The Police in that state on Tuesday confirmed the death of three Civilian Joint Task Force members in the attack.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Joseph Kwaji, in a statement made available to Channels Television said 17 people were also injured in the attack.
“On Monday, March 3 at about 2030hrs, a male suicide bomber riding on a bicycle detonated IED strapped to his body at Muna Datti area, killing himself and Three Civilian JTF members while 17 people were injured,” Kwaji said in the statement.
He said further that following the ugly development, the Explosive Ordinance Device and patrol teams have visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
The victims of the attack, he said have been evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
The police also gave the assurance that normalcy had already been restored in the area.
Muna Datti is one of the communities in Maiduguri that has been plagued by series of suicide bombing by Boko Haram insurgents.