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Suicide bomber kills two in Borno

A suicide bomber identified as a 'man disguised as a lunatic' blew himself up at the State secretariat.

Picture: AFP.

ABUJA - A heavy explosion has hit the busy Musa Usman Secretariat main Gate in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

The incident, which took place at about noon on Thursday, left two people dead and several others injured.

A suicide bomber identified as a 'man disguised as a lunatic' blew himself up at the State secretariat - a housing office for the state civil servants office area in Maiduguri.

The bomber targeted the main security checkpoint at the entrance of the sprawling Musa Mohammed secretariat complex, which led to the death of a policeman.

It left 17 others injured.

Terrified civil servants have vacated the secretariat, while schools around the area have been closed as parents rushed to evacuate their children.

The attack came barely 24 hours after a foiled suicide attack in another part of Maiduguri.