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After months of non bomb explosion, two vehicles believed to be ladened with bomb were blown up leaving four persons dead on the spot, while several others were injured between and Dikwa in Maiduguri on Friday.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Nigeria delegation, who were on rescue mission, said, five of the most.seriously wounded have been evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri for treatment.

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“Five of the most seriously injured victims are now being treated by my colleagues from the ICRC surgical team at the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.

“Another was referred to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH),” the ICRC Head of Delegation in Nigeria, Mr Eloi Fillion, disclosed in his tweets shared by ICRC Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Dawobe.

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ICRC, Nigeria delegation, said it is treating five persons wounded in the car explosion.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ICRC has given surgical care to no fewer than 9,150 patients in Maiduguri in 18 months.

According to ICRC fact sheet, no fewer than 7,700 received surgical care from the ICRC surgical team in 2019.

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It stated that more than 350 pardons were placed on admission for surgery, just as the team carried out more than 1,450 surgical interventions between January and June, 2020

“Out of those received in the period, 11 critical patients were referred to UMTH,” it stated.

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