Over 10 feared dead in coordinated bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Reports reaching us from Maiduguri, Borno State capital, say there were series of bomb attacks in the city, Friday morning.

One of the attacks involved a suicide bomber who forced his way into the headquarters of the Nigerian police force before detonating his bomb laden vehicle.

The suicide bomber could not pass the gate. But even by the gates over 10 persons including the bomber lost their lives. The loud bang shattered windows at the police headquarters building and that of several vehicles within and outside the building.

Earlier in the day, the commander of the Joint Task force (JTF),  Victor Ebhaleme, confirmed that another suspected suicide bomber was killed by the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) he was trying to plant at Gidan Dambe area of the city at about 6:00am.

Mr. Ebhaleme said said that when his men arrived the Gidan Dambe scene, “they found a man we believe to be a member of Boko Haram, dismembered by the explosion.”

He added that preliminary investigation has shown that he was killed when he was trying to plant the device.

Residents in Maiduguri also informed PREMIUM TIMES that another IED planted by the gate of Ramat Polytechnic exploded, although no one was affected by the explosion there. 

 


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  • Ayoefa

    These are bunch of brainless morons. Some idiots have succeeded in reprogramming their brains. It’s very sad. This is what you get in a society where religion is been used as a tool to control the people.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Buba Galadima, Buhari’s associate told BBC hausa service that Boko Haram enjoins local support. Well i hope the locals are applauding now. CPC and muslim Fulbe elite think this will hurt GEJ. Bunch of fools. A man that farts in his room and lock the door, will receive what he gives out. My condolence to victims’ families.

    • Saadukado

      My Condolence to those victims Families!!!

  • SaiduYusufAliero

    THANK YOU GEJ, WE LIBERATED YOUR PEOPLE FROM THE CONQUER OF IGBO, WE HELP TO STOP MILITANTS FROM ATTACKING YOUR PPLE NOW YOU ARE PAYING US WITH BOKO HARAM.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      No u actually helped urselves to Niger Delta oil wells. Nearly 95percent is owned by the north while deaths and destructions was meted out to the people and environment since the civil war when the northern army descended on them like locusts. Maybe Biafra wouldnt have been that mean to niger delta.obviously, u think MEND and Asari Dokubo are child’s play. Remember Saro Wiwa, anybody?