The Police in Borno northeast Nigeria said six persons were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri on Thursday.
Mr Edet Okon, the Public Relations Officer said in a statement on Friday that the victims included three civilians, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force and two female suicide bombers.
Okon disclosed that two men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad and seven other persons sustained injuries from gunshots and explosions in the attack.
He added that a Police Personnel Carrier vehicle was damaged in the attack.The Borno State Police Command promptly deployed combat teams of SARS, PMF and EOD to support the Military and the Divisional Police Officer of GRA division who were already at the scene.
However, the National Emergency Management Agency and Borno State Emergency Management Agency in a joint press briefing said nine persons were killed in the attack.
NEMA’s Northeast Zonal Director, Mr Bashir Garga, said that five suicide bombers detonated IEDs and killed themselves while four civilians lost their lives in the attack.
Garga disclosed that a number of persons also sustained injuries in the attack, adding that: “people panicked, fled their homes to escape the attack and in the process got injured.
Garga called on people to desist from going to the scene of attacks, noting that the trend was obstructing rescue services and expose workers to dangers.