Reports vary on how many people died in the attack. According to Reuters, at least 16 have been killed and 27 injured. At the same time, AFP has cited Borno State police spokesman Gideon Jubrin, who said there were 20 deaths, including the suicide bomber, and another 18 wounded.
According to a Red Cross official, who spoke to the news agency on condition of anonymity, “many people sustained life-threatening injuries.”The explosion happened at a Market in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state at about 12:15 pm local time (11:15 GMT) when the market was full of customers and salesmen. Witnesses say the bomb was remotely controlled.