Boko Haram terrorists have killed a total of 11 persons, which included five suicide bombers, two police officers, and four others when they attacked Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The terrorists had attacked an army fortress after which the insurgents made their way through a cashew plantation in the area.
Nigerian Army, though, claimed that they repelled the attack only for the suicide bombers to strike later in the evening.
Officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed to Channels Television on Friday that nine people were killed in the attack.
NEMA North East coordinator, Bashir Garga, disclosed the figure after the agency conducted evacuation on the scene of the attack.
Five of the bodies recovered was that of suicide bombers while the four others are residents who fell victims of the attack. One of the victims was killed in the mosque while another reportedly died of shock.
The police, also in a statement on Friday said two police officers were injured in the attack. The police in the statement which was signed by the spokesperson, Damian Chukwu aid the terrorists shot sporadically at security agents and also detonated IEDs.
“The terrorist gunfire sporadically and detonating IEDs. We promptly deployed SARS/PMF/EOD to assist DPO and Army at the scene.
“They were repelled after the fierce gun battle with profuse tear smoke applicant.
“Two of our SARS personnel were injured in the battle,” the police statement read in part.
Several others victims injured are still in the hospital with bodies evacuated to Specialist Hospital and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital,