Maiduguri Attacks: Shettima Summons Markets, ‎Motor Parks, Shopping Centers for Emergency Security Meeting


Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has summoned officials of all markets, motor parks, shopping complexes, football fields and other places of public gatherings in Maiduguri, for an emergency security meeting with heads of security agencies and the civilian JTF.
The meeting, which is expected to take place this Monday morning in Government House Maiduguri, was in reaction to the twin suicide attacks at the Maiduguri Monday market yesterday morning which resulted in the death and injuries of many people.
Source in Maduguri said the Governor visited the scene of ‎the suicide attacks around the market and was at the accident and emergency ward of the Maiduguri Specialist Hospital where he met each of the survivors as three were undergoing emergency surgery at the theater.
The suicide attacks were said to have been carried out by two women both outside the Maiduguri Monday market before 10am, said the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damien Chukwu who received Shettima at the scene. The CP said 3 persons died (including the 2 suicide bombers) with 18 persons injured.
“Tomorrow (today), we will be having an emergency security meeting involving management of all the markets, motor parks, shopping centers, football fields and other attack prone areas, and then we will invite the Civilian JTF and of course our security officials so that we cross pollinate ideas and come up with some new measures that will strengthen our existing security structure around markets.
“We have been taking different steps as the insurgents change their ways, we will all meet and come with measures that will not be made public. This suicide attack is highly unfortunate; I condole and commiserate with the families of the victims. Insha Allah, we will always do the best we can to prevent this kind of blood bath” Shettima said.
The Boko Haram insurgents had repeatedly targeted the Maiduguri Monday markets using persons who conceal bombs and pretend to be buyers of goods services, targeting traders and customers before blowing themselves up.


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