UPDATE: Police confirm 6 deaths in Maiduguri multiple explosions

A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East
A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East

The police in Borno State have confirmed the death of six persons in multiple explosions in the state capital, Maiduguri.

The police said four of the victims were Boko Haram suicide bombers while two were members of the local vigilante called Civilian-JTF.

The six were killed in the morning blasts, reported by PREMIUM TIMES, that occurred in three different locations in Maiduguri.

Hours after two suicide bombers detonated their explosives killing themselves at a security check post near a federal high court complex in Jiddari Polo, a suburb of Maiduguri, two more explosions were heard echoing from the eastern flank of the city.

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, confirmed to journalists at a press briefing that a suicide bomber tried to enter Muna Garage, a usually crowded bus station, but later detonated the explosive at the gate, killing himself.

The third blast took place few meters away, near the city’s entrance gate, where security personnel mounted a check post. Two operatives of the Civilian-JTF were killed alongside the suicide bomber.

The police chief called on residents to be more vigilant and report any form of suspicious movement of persons around their locale.

Over 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram related attacks since 2009 with millions of others displaced.


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  • REPOST 2016

    Boko Haram is a determined
    armed challenge to the crass and rogue elites of Northern Nigerian elites who
    live by plunder, in the name of one north, whilst the children and youths of
    northern Nigeria wander the face of the earth, like vagabonds.

    Boko Haram is a military uprising
    against the several rogue northern Emirs who provide no spiritual leadership
    for the disparate people of northern Nigeria but lock their people up like
    donkeys of burden. Anyone expecting peace and stability in northern Nigeria on
    those metrics, is unwise. These children – turned into serfs – will one day
    rise up in arms and kill and kill and kill, not just for catharsis, but in
    enlightened self-interest to be rid of a useless crop of so-called northern
    leaders, dressed in borrowed robes, as thieves in disguise.

    • Questionnaire

      WHEN WILL PREMIUM TIMES TELL THE
      TRUTH THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMADU BUHARI IS NOT WINNING THE WAR AGAINST TERROR IN
      NIGERIA OR WINNING ANY WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA? IN SIX MONTHS’ TIME
      IT WILL BE HALFWAY INTO PRESIDENT BUHARI’s ELECTED TERM IN OFFICE. HE IS LIKELY
      TO BE A ONE TERM PRESIDENT FOR HIS SERIAL FAILURES TO MAKE AN IMPACT AND FOR
      MAKING NIGERIA WORSE THAN HE MET IT.

      • blueeyedkitten

        OK, pmb is not winning the war, and hes also losing the fight against corruption. are you happy now?

    • Hamza

      You have made some point. I wonder what’s wrong with the elites