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45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital

45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital
August 16
17:31 2017

At least 45 of the 82 victims of the suicide bomb attacks in the Konduga area of Borno state have been transferred from General Hospital, Konduga, to State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.

Damian Chukwu, the state commissioner of police, had confirmed 16 dead and 82 injured in the attack.

Chukwu said the police had visited the scene and vicinity of the attack safe and restored normalcy in the area.

Abdullahi Danbatta, head of rescue team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said the agency’s team evacuated three bodies from the hospital in Maiduguri to Konduga.

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Danbatta added that the team evacuated more than 40 people with serious injuries to the specialist hospital.

According to NAN, a doctor at the general hospital, on Wednesday said 17 people were brought in dead to the facility, adding that three others died at a hospital in Maiduguri.

“Initially, 17 persons and three suicide bombers were killed at the scene of the attack, while three others, including a child, died at the hospital in Maiduguri,” the doctor said.

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“We are providing treatment to the victims admitted in the hospital while those with serious cases were referred to Maiduguri.”

Konduga is one of the towns liberated by the military from the Boko Haram insurgents.

Following the military action, thousands of displaced persons who took refuge at various camps returned to their homes in the area.

The town is 25km from Maiduguri and has a population of more than 20,000.

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