Explosions, gunshots rock Maiduguri

Madalla Bombing

 Heavy fighting may be ongoing between the JTF and Boko Haram.

Reports from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, indicate that multiple explosions and gunshots are occurring around Lagos street and Gwange area of the Maiduguri metropolis.

A resident of the area informed PREMIUM TIMES that an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, may have been planted in the area targeting a Joint Task Force, JTF, patrol team and probably exploded. He said the gunshots that followed could be from the members of the JTF.

People are at present running away from the area which witnessed heavy fighting last week between officers of the JTF and insurgents of the Boko Haram sect which led to the near-total evacuation of residents from the once heavily populated area.

Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the JTF, Sagir Musa, were unsuccessful.

More details as they unfold.


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