Fresh Explosion Rocks Maiduguri, 14 Feared Dead

Fresh Explosion Rocks Maiduguri, 14 Feared Dead

Barely 24 hours after a bomb blast ripped through the popular Maidugiri abattoir market killing dozens, another explosion has been recorded in a crowded commercial area in Borno state with many feared dead.

In a report made available to Premium Times, the blast occurred along the popular Baga Road Fish Market and motor park of Maiduguri.

An eyewitness said: “It occurred very close to one Maikore Oil filling station here in Baga Road. I can’t give any detail because we are all running as soldiers near the area are busy shooting in the air. But the spot at which it occurred was usually very crowded.”

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But according to Daily Post, the blast which occurred around 5:15 pm on Wednesday, killed 14 people with 19 others seriously injured.

Audu Isa (an eye witness) said the bomb was planted beside the entrance to the market and opposite Ibrahim Taiwo Divisional Police Station, when traders and customers were rushing to beat the 7pm curfew.

“This blast was devastating and shocking, as the explosion rocked the entire Bolori and Pompomari axis, sending smoke into the air for 15 minutes, before the Nigerian Red Cross (NRC) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) rescue teams rushed to the scene to evacuate bodies and the injured ones.

“As at the time the rescue team reached the fish and vegetable markets, I counted 11 bodies dismembered, with some of the limbs ripped off”, Isa said.

Confirming the incident, the Borno State Police Command said that over a dozen people were killed in the market blast.

Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the top Command and Control Centre of the military should move to Maidugiri, Borno state has come under intense attacks by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Meanwhile, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun has said Boko Haram insurgents will be in for surprises for daring the determination of President Buhari to end the insurgency.


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