Tension in Maiduguri as police avert explosions near mosque, market 

Nigerian soldiers on patrol in Maiduguri

Maiduguri residents were on Friday terrified as multiple explosions  from explosives devices rocked the capital city as police anti-bomb squad team continue to defuse several explosives planted near mosques and a market  by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security sources and witnesses said.

Residents, who were close to the spots where the bombs were buried, said many casualties would have been recorded had the police not detonate the explosives.

Even the police anti-bomb squad, which were able to safely detonate the bomb at the Gamboru market, near the popular Customs Area of Maiduguri, turned out to be very lucky when another unidentified bomb went off on its own when they were busy trying to defuse the one earlier discovered near the mosque premises.

Abdul Marafa, a trader told journalists that “When the police were able to detonated the first explosives that blasted with minimal impact on the deserted spot, then suddenly a second bomb which was not spotted went off; but we are happy that nobody was affected,” he said.

The Borno state police public relations officer, Gideon Jubrin, who confirmed the development said the police anti-bomb squad were able to “effectively demobilise”  the bombs and saved many lives that may have been affected.

The development has caused soldiers of  the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army to embark on house-to-house search alongside operatives of the Civilian-JTF.

The Borno state government had ordered the closure of the market all day to allow the security operatives effectively comb surrounding areas for possible explosives.


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  • Frank Bassey

    Allah A Kubar!

    • NazirJos

      That means “God is great!”

      • Otile

        No, it means utangirma Allah.

        • NazirJos

          What does “utangirma” mean? Can you explain?

          • Otile

            Do you speak good Hausa?

  • NazirJos

    Good job NPF and civ. JTF. If the bombs had detonated and killed innocents it would have been said a SUICIDE BOMBER did the job. I always wonder, why would someone blowup himself just to kill INNOCENTS most (if not all) of who he didn’t even know? I always convince myself that such bombs are timed and they blast govt. and media would soon jump to conclusion that it is a suicide bomb. In the end I’d say let’s keep praying May Allah deliver us from these devils and their sponsors.

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  • Sharia_Haram

    They want Sharia. Enjoy.

    May the soul of non-Muslims among them rest in peace.We should be bothered about non-Muslims dead. The target are non-Muslims doing business in and around the Mosque.

    Dead to sharia advocates

    • Otile

      I say Amen to your prayer.

    • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

      It may interest you to know that there are many Christians among the sponsors of Boko Haram and that suppliers of arms to Boko Haram are mostly Christians. Igos Christians serving and retired police officers were arrested at Nsuka with arms enroute to Boko Haram. Since then we heard nothing from our CAN control government. If Boko Haram aim is to Institute sharia why then majority of people being kill happens to be Muslims? We haven’t seen Iman’s plane carrying arms yet. Well I wish the innocent souls of both Christians and Muslims to rest in peace.

      • Sharia_Haram

        Your fake story is old and would not fly. Look for another one. Everyone knows that terrorism is synonymous to Islam. A religion where Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims bomb each other. From Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan, Sudan to Somalia. All Muslims country. GEJ, Igbos Christians serving and retired police officers are also responsible for those counties, plus ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al-Shabba, Hezbollah, Hamas and Muslim brotherhood. Right? Go and check your brain. Hahahahaaaaaaaaaa you terrorist!
        No Allah but God.

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          No they are not. It your Christian Western World that is responsible. Take a time to visit to libraries to educate yourself about the history of terrorism you will see for yourself that your Christian brothers are instrumental to it. Even closer home here it all started with your brothers – remember the October 1st bombing? We are yet to see Iman’s plane being involved in smuggling of arms.

          • Sharia_Haram

            ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al-Shabba, Hezbollah, Hamas and Muslim brotherhood are all related to POPE. Right?

          • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

            Haven’t you heard of what the 10th century Pope did? Please find time to visit Spain and see for yourself the remains of his work? It is the worst ever jihad carried by anyone. If it were done by an Imam today the story could have been repeated daily on your Christian owned medias – CNN, BBC, Fox news, etc but because it is Christian the matter is buried like they always do when mosques or Muslims are bomb.

          • Sharia_Haram

            It was an effort on part of the POPE to stop the killing of Non-Muslims by Muslims. I will also like to remind you of the Ottoman Empire and what they did to Spain and other European countries during their reign.

          • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

            Many thanks to your comment but please try and Compare lost of lives between the two.

    • salako

      may d soul of all the christians, muslims, and pegans rest in peace.


    The introduction of Sharia emboldened the fundamentalists to radicalise the northern unemployed and Madrasa Almajeri in a bid to attain Islamic dominance over Nigeria……..the chickens are back to roost and it is getting endlessly bloody !!
    It is time for the those renegade states to dump this antiquated legal system and revert to our common law….the sooner the better !!