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Pandemonium: Explosions in Maiduguri

Pandemonium: Explosions in Maiduguri

Many feared dead as gunshots, explosions rocks Maiduguri the Borno State Capital on Tuesday. According to multiple sources, gunshots and explosions were heard near the Gomari area of the state capital.

Sources say explosions were also heard in the Mairi area, a student’s village near the University of Maiduguri.

The military is said to have deployed gun trucks to the area as earlier reports indicated that worshippers in a mosque on the street called “Layin Bori” may have been killed.

This is the first attack on Maiduguri town in a long time and this may not be unconnected with the sustained onslaught on insurgents in the Sambisa axis of the state.

Sustained attacks on Boko Haram strongholds have in the past forced the insurgents to regroup as they sometimes filter into towns or attack soft targets.

Our Correspondent reported that there is an air patrol going on now as the military comb the marked area around Gwange.

He also that the Military and Civilian JTF have commenced evacuation of victims of multiple bomb explosions and attacks by Boko Haram.

He said that no fewer than 15 badly injured including children and women were evacuated from the Gwange Borehole Line blast to the Accident and Emergency ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).

“About 16 wounded persons have been taken to the A &E ward now,” a CJTF team leader

Scores of family members and friends of the victims besieged the hospital, some crying and attempting to force their way into the ward.

According to multiple security sources, Boko Haram detonated explosives at Gwange, Kaleri and Bulabulin in the city. They also fired mortar bombs.

Pandemonium: Explosions in Maiduguri

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