Three wives of a Village Head and their 10 children were on Sunday feared killed as a female suicide bomber attacked their home in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, witnesses said.
The woman who took advantaged of the chaotic situation when soldiers of the Nigeria Army were busy engaging Boko Haram fighters in a shootout during a repelled attack on the city, pretended Boko Haram was chasing her, as she ran into the compound of one Bulama Isa, a Village Head.
“She ran into Bulama Isa’s compound shouting ‘Boko Haram, Boko Harma’”, said Ahmed Bala, a resident of Maiduguri.
“When the families of Isa all came out of their rooms to meet the woman in the center of their compound, the woman simply detonated the bomb she had under her garment killing the man his three wives and ten children”, said Bala.
Bulama Isa who had not returned home yet at the time his home came under attack managed to survive another suicide attack at the entrance of his home.
Sources said another female suicide who was lurking in the dark as the grief struck head of the family walked into his attacked compound, jumped out and detonated herself: but the village head was lucky again. He was able to escape with minor injury, but the blast had succeeded in killing a woman with her baby.