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It has been revealed that a wedding team was among the 16 persons who died in the twin explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Sunday night.
The explosions reportedly occurred at Muna Garage and Muna Dalti, suburbs of Maiduguri, which had experienced more than five blasts in the past.
The Sun News reports that the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Mr Damian Chukwu, said a male suicide bomber with explosives strapped to his body caused the first explosion at Muna Garage, killing himself and 13 persons.
The wedding team comprising three men and a lady were said to be returning from a marriage ceremony in a tricycle.
It was gathered that they had pulled up at a shop near Muna Garage, a suburb of Maiduguri, to buy packaged water at about 8.15pm when they met their death.
Five persons were also injured. The Sunday bombing came barely two weeks after four suicide bombers blew up themselves while attempting to scale the perimeter fence of a public hospital at the city outskirts.