Suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria

 19 Mar 2017 - 14:09

Suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria
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QNA

Abuja: Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday. 

A man and two women blew themselves up when they were challenged by a member of the Civilian JTF, a government-approved militia group, just outside Maiduguri, the city worst hit by jihadist group Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. 

The blasts, in the village of Umariri around 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the city, occurred on Saturday around 9 p.m. (2000 GMT), said Maiduguri police spokesman Victor Isuku. 

"Four people which include a Civilian JTF [member], a woman and her two children died while eight others sustained injuries," he said.