26 Nov 2014

Death toll in suicide bomb attack on Maiduguri market rises to 60

The number of casualties in the Maiduguri explosion has topped 60.

It was gathered that apart from the 35 bodies taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), 24 were brought to the State Specialist Hospital even as hospital sources said the casualty figure was higher as some bodies could not be identified.

The permanent secretary in the ministry of health and executive secretary, hospital management board, Dr Salisu Kwaya Bura told Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state that 24 corpses were deposited at the hospital.

The governor was given this information during his visit to the victims at the State Specialist Hospital. He was told that 54 people were admitted.

"Out of this number, 14 who were critically injured have been referred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for proper treatment while 20 have been discharged," Dr Kwaya Bura disclosed.

Gov. Kashim Shettima described the bombers as wicked, wondering why they have chosen the poor traders and children as targets.

Credit: ThisDay

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