Bomb blast hits Maiduguri, many feared dead


Many traders and travellers were feared killed on Wednesday as an improvised explosive suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram insurgents went off outside a car park in Maiduguri, Borno state.

The explosion went off at a park popularly called Mun Garage at about 9a.m. in the capital city of the north-east Nigerian state.

A witness who said he was lucky to survive the incident said he saw about a dozen bodies covered with blood littering the scene.

“I thank God for sparing my life,,” said Usman Kachalla, a local trader. “I don’t know if it is a suicide bomber, we just heard the blast and I saw my self covered with dust.”

An official of the Civilian-JTF, Alhaji Khalil, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.

“Yes there was a blast early this morning outside Muna Garage along Mafa road. We have sent our operatives down there; but we have not confirmed the casualty,” said the Civilian-JTF official.

Details to follow later…

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  • wode

    This is not a good news. It seems the Security agents and the members of public are getting relaxed on being watchful of BH devilish machination.

  • George

    Osinbajo should be sent there to give us update.

    That’s his assign duty.

    • emmanuel

      You are right. First to go when they resumed office, then it was time for Buhari to go to Ogoni, then Lagos, and eventually when the NDA promised to bomb Aso Villa, the man quickly vacated the place to treat im ear when dey bring (purse).
      Even at his old age, he still dey run for death. Na Osinbajo be the goal keeper of death!

  • I dey hear

    “Today, I can report that the war
    against Boko Haram is largely won. I can confidently say this because just
    recently, I led a group of 33 journalists from both the local and international
    media to the hotbed of the insurgency, that is, Maiduguri, Kondugua, Kaoure and

    Today, i can report to you that the
    entire 70 plus kilometres stretch from Maiduguri to Bama and all the way to
    Banki which leads to Cameroun and the Central African Republic are in the hands
    of our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity of Boko Haram that
    the terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they can no
    longer carry out any spectacular attack.”

    ………….(General) Lai Muhammed of APC party

    [December 23, 2015]

  • Great Revenge

    We sure as hell are enjoying our new found security with the current dispensation of change. BKO Haram is now dislodged from Sambisa only to make strong showing in almost all the states in Nigeria. Rather a new sense of security is upon us.
    PREMIUM TIMES: Oti o. What are you guys trying to do to me. I cannot post a single word here any more? Really? It appears that Aso Rock has prevailed on you folks to keep me out of this site and you obliged them. I no longer punctuate my comments with “I hope he fails” because this administration has already failed as I predicted it would. I need not tell you who I am as I am damn sure you know me already. MARIAM!!!!!



  • Otile

    Allha wubade.

  • Simeon Nigel

    The entire military establishment should have recommends to President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno Government to have invested in mental dectector devices or equipment and then use and employ those unemployed or jobless Maiduguri youths, as a way of a viable employment for them in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s original vision of election employment creation plans as his presidential election pledges in 2015 general election, towards keeping North-East zone relative safe in away. If eventually it is possible apply by these devices or equaiplment, then the next stage is to organise a mapping up zoning from one area to another type of separation inside the entire Maiduguri environs while making use of the metal detectors equipment as back-up by the use of employed youths on 24/7 daily basis and plan rostering for day and nights working style shifts as a key security objectives strategies and advance detecting regular objectives and also serving as a complimentary daily security observation by the military roads-blocks and searching activitis. As surely this will no doubts definitely will go by far a long way in reducing so drastically in-depth the suicide bombers using Improvised explosives to harming innocent Nigerians in Maiduguri and shall also become very effective over a time frame at the long run.

  • thusspokez

    Where is the SSS whose core mandate is the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist activities, among others?

  • LionHeart

    Suicide bombing in Nigeria is now a common thing. How did we get here? BH may have been chased out of Sambisa forest but it will be more deadly if they are living among us.