In separate attack, suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, many feared dead

A few hours after a bomb went off at a mosque and killed a yet unknown number of people, another attack has been launched on Maiduguri, the insurgency-ravaged capital of Borno State, witnesses and security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES.

They said the latest explosions were detonated by suspected teenage girls.

Many people are feared dead, and several others injured, witnesses said.

Maiduguri has become a theatre of explosions in the past few days as Boko Haram insurgents ferried several explosives into the city.

Yunusa Abdullahi, a civil servant who live in Jiddari Polo area of the city, said aside the mosque attack, two girls detonated explosives at a neighbourhood called Buraburin.

“A man saw two girls walking around and he tried to caution them to be careful as it was dangerous for them to be wandering when the two girls detonated themselves, killing the man and some other persons,” Mr. Abdullahi said.

“Since last night, residents have been finding undetonated bombs believed to have been abandoned by Boko Haram gunmen.

“We are under siege and we don’t know how many of these bombs or these female suicide bombers were sneaked into Maiduguri.”
The Borno State Police Command could not be reached at this time to comment for this story.


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  • MushinSpeaks

    We’ve heard people saying Maiduguiri is not under attack but media is saying opposite. We are winning the war against insurgency and this country will be liberated from insurgency.

    • Ellfaya2000

      @mushinspeaks:disqus

      President Buhari’s military assessment is false

      Both President Buhari and Alhaji Lai Muhammed are falsified by this attack in Maiduguri.
      They both said Boko Haram has been so defeated it can only place improvised explosive
      device by the roadside. But that’s not what’s going on now. What’s been reported here is a
      coordinated fighting unit of Boko Haram infantry driving in a military convoy into Maiduguri –
      precisely what President Buhari said on Dec 24th has been rendered impossible. Boko Haram
      militiamen not only drove into the city they dug in for pitched infantry battle with Nigerian army.
      In military terms, that’s not a defeated militia by any means, especially given that Maiduguri is
      the Nigerian army’s command and control centre in the fight against Boko Haram, according to
      President Buhari’s deployments of army formations in June. Now, Buhari has to explain this.

    • Kareem

      Which people?? Can you quote even one?? Everyone form the Maiduguri axis has corroborated this information..EXCEPT the military who denied such attacks in the past and later had to admit it!
      Th military denied the attacks yesterday, now these bombings followed!
      I hope you will come out again when the military finally confirm this one.
      You will make Lai mohammed jealous the way you struggle to defend your Taskmasters.
      Zombie!

    • Abdul A.

      Nawa o. All in a bid to make your APC regime look good?
      Which people said Maiduguri is not under attack? Oga, which people??
      But this is the same media you believed when jonathan was president?
      Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • Say the truth

    May God bring peace to our nation. Condolences to the family that lost loved ones. As long as we remain adamant and sentimental about the hijab wearing, girls, women and men will continue to find it easy to move around with explosives tied round them. Every extraordinary situation demands extraordinary measures. The time to act is now before it is too late. We waste innocent lives unnecessarily.

    • Ashibogu

      Allah Wubade!

  • evidence

    Another technical kick of a dying horse , this horse go kick technically until 2019. 
    May the souls of the departed rest in peace. ‎

  • Maitama Tambari.

    Maiduguri communities should do more than they are doing now by monitoring the neighbours hood to trace the sources of these suicide bombers. Community should speak up because if you think you are immune to the attacks, your blood brothers and sisters would not even though the insurgencies, the way it looks, do not care because they are not Muslims but criminal pagans who do not believe in Allah. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are not fighting for Islam from the investigative reports from The NewYorker but the distraught Sadam Huisain soldiers, disarmed and disbanded, without jobs and income constituted themselves as a fighting force to fight the invaders. Islam is peace. Islam is associated with peace. Whatever is happening in the Middle East is political. It has nothing to do with Islam. It is only coincidence that all the actors, proponent and opponent are Muslims, assisted by the West, for its selfish reason to make market for their arms to make jobs available to their people at the expense of the Middle Eastern people. What a pity?

    • Darlington

      Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims. Pls don’t blame the west for every self-inflicted injury you suffer. Two days to December deadline, Buhari how market?

      • Domingos

        Not all Muslims are terrorists? Go back to the story and search for the word “terrorist” or “Islamist extremists” …You will find none. Why? Because in Premium Times, the Chairman, Editor, Deputy Editor, Assistant Editor, Chief Journalist, Junior Journalist, Journalist on internship, etc are all Muslims.

  • B. Messi

    It will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than get the e-zombies @wahala, Kay soyemi, tundemess, and Co to comment on this chilling account.
    They would seem more interested in budgets of shame than human lives.
    Shameless bunch..

    • arewethishopeless

      Maybe its cos groups like yours are starting to sound like the propaganda arm of BH ….

  • Yaro A. A. Sanusi

    Fayose might have been right about Lai relocating to Sambisa after all.

  • Imam OLODO

    How hard is it for Premium Times to thread the path of truth and responsible reporting? This is willful irresponsibility and self delusion with an obvious motive to misinform the public. How come throughout this news item about Boko Haram there is not a single use of the word “terrorists”, “terrorism”, “Islamists”, “extremists” and so on? But Premium Times uses the subtle and divergent word “insurgents” and carefully eliminating the adverbs that completely describe the evil of the times. Shame? SHAME!

    But it is what Nigeria has become. Deceit. Deciet yesterday, deceit today and perhaps deceit forever. “Teenage” girls? NOooooooooooooooooo………. Not teenage girls. They are men/boys dressed up under Bukah or Hijab regalia in order to deceive the public. Premium Times should not feign ignorance of this ubiquitous fact. They are young Boko haram male terrorists dressed up as girls.

    The rest of the world calls the evil by its name- ISLAMIC TERRORISTS except in Nigeria.
    1….How can insurgents (who are presented as wanting to overthrow the government) be using suicide bombs on civilians?
    2….How can insurgents be kidnapping 100% Christian (Chibok) girls, raping them and forcing them to embrace Islam?
    3….How can insurgents be beheading Christians?
    4….How can insurgents be reading from the Koran with Islamic regalia all over?

    Come on Premium Times, there should be a limit to deception and mumudity. Even if no one in our midst was able to pass English and Maths in WAEC exams, we should have common sense. Not surprisingly, these days
    –you no longer have accurate knowledge of casualties after terrorist attacks on Nigerians.
    — You no longer have “inside” sources in the military that inform you of the military casualties.
    –You seem to have forgotten the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Or they were never kidnapped? OLODO!

    …I feel terrorized by the actions of Premium Times and its style of reporting. Islamist Boko haram are not the only terrorists we also have media terrorism . May God hasten the breakup of Nigeria.

    • thrutometer

      Dont bother urself. Nigeria does not use d ‘terrorism’ to describe boko haram bcos it wants to decieve people that this is not a religious movement. But when u examine the past utterances of Buhari and the fact that even Boko haram had nominated Buhari as their chief negotiator in 2012, then u will begin to understand what is happening in our Nigeria. Evil men everywhere. Cover up here and there…and we never hear of sponsors of Boko haram. Why?

  • _PREDICTIONS _FOR_2016

    Check out Prediction numbers 2, 8 & 9. They have already been officially confirmed. Nigeria is finished. Effectively on reverse gear.

    1.WORKERS STRIKE
    There will be so much industrial unrest, especially in the first quarter of the year.

    2. SUBSIDY
    There will be removal of fuel subsidy and petrol (PMS) will sell over and above N100/litre, leaving the masses in more serious hardship. Product will not be available and long queue in petrol stations will persist throughout the first quarter of 2016 and beyond.

    3. ELECTRICITY
    Power generation will drop to the lowest ebb. Still, Federal Government will increase tariff in 2016.

    4. UNEMPLOYMENT
    Millions of jobs will be lost in 2016 as against the three million jobs promised by the APC yearly. Most States and Federal Government will retrench workers as evident in the over 2,000 Federal University workers already sacked.

    5. ECONOMIC POLICY
    Most private owned middle-class businesses will fold up because of bad economic policies of the Buhari-led government.

    6. DEVALUATION
    The Naira will continue to have a free fall which will take it to as low as N320 to one Dollar.

    7. ECONOMY
    The Buhari-led FG will have no solution to country’s economic problems.

    8. SECURITY
    Boko Haram will keep spreading and the Shiite Muslims will get more emboldened.

    9. HUMAN RIGHTS
    Penchant for dictatorship will rise with rampant human rights abuses and disobedience to court orders.

    10. ANTI-CORRUPTION
    Insincerity in the fight against corruption will continue and the fight will not only be selective and political, but targeted more at Southerners.

    11. ELECTIONS
    Attempt to forcefully control any of the South South States of Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa by the APC will lead to unprecedented deaths.

    12. ECONOMY
    Crude oil price will fall to below and about $30 per barrel.

    • sunny

      God will destroy you and fayose, who pays and fast that nigeria should fall because they were thrashed by buhari

      • sunny

        God does nt answer the prayers of the devil. It is noise in His ear.

    • AMINU ZUBAIRU SURAJO

      All what you have mentioned is the result of GEJ bad administration which was inherited by the APC led Government. Your prediction is nothing but a hostility toward this administration. They inherited all these problems from your PDP led government that put Nigerians in trouble for the past 16 years. remember, Destruction can only be done in one day (as it happened during GEJ administration), it will take this administration time to repair the destruction made by PDP.

      • Kickboxer

        Boko Haram is technically defeated. Nigerians want a technological defeat…..where is LYING MOHAMMED to update Nigerians since brainless Muhammadu wakes by 1m and goes back to sleep at 4pm at his retirement cave under the Aso Rock….hahaha

  • Phillip

    PT pls why not help us confirm the number of casualties from your usual ‘inside’ sources?

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  • Christian Akpan

    Can someone tell me what any man on earth will used to confused a Christian girl of just 10 years of age, for her to accept to die and leave her parent, and her siblings behind. if not in Islam. we’re she will be convinced by 164 difrent pages in koran on how to killed and go to unimaginable heaven.

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