Hospital Source: Death Toll in Maiduguri Explosion Rises to 16 as 6 More Pass on after Governor’s Visit

February 25, 2021
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*Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum…in the hospital to console with victims of Maiduguri rocket explosion.

By Abraham Olatokunbo 

The death toll in the rocket attack on Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram has risen to 16, hospital officials said.

The governor had after visits to both University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and the State Specialist Hospital lamented that 10 persons were lost and 47 persons injured.

He had said that the 47 were taken to the two hospitals he visited to receive treatment.

But on Wednesday, new details emerged from sources at the two hospitals that the death toll had risen to 16.

One of the sources, a nurse said three persons were lost in night after the governor’s visit.

The nurse, who spoke anonymously as she was not authorized to speak to the press, said three other persons were lost Wednesday  morning.

She said. “it is sad that six people were lost at both hospitals after initial 10 persons were brought in dead.”

She said: “Three died before the break of day and the three others died this morning (Wednesday morning).”

She said: “We can only pray that more deaths will not recorded as there are few other persons in critical situation.”

A security source also told our correspondent that the death toll has risen from what the governor made public.

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