Death toll rises to 100

The three bombs went off within hours of each other on Saturday, March 7, in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The death toll from three weekend blasts in Borno State has risen to 100, reports say.

The three bombs went off within hours of each other on Saturday, March 7, in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Authorities initially pegged the casualty figure at 58 but a source at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital told Vanguard that most of the injured victims who were brought into the hospital did not survive.

Some victims who were taken to the Umaru Shehu Hospital and the State Specialists Hospital were also said to have succumbed to their injuries.

“Due to the gravity of injuries of some victims brought into the hospital yesterday (Saturday) and coupled with the excessive bleeding by the victims, scores could not make it overnight,” an attendant at the State Specialists Hospital, who chose to remain anonymous, said.

“Many passed away this morning (yesterday) before the doctor on duty conducted routine checks while another victim is also critically lying on bed and if extra care is not taken, he may not survive,” she added.

No group has taken responsibility for the attack but it is believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

The new casualty figure has not been confirmed by the necessary authorities.

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