Three Bombs Explode In Maiduguri, Many Feared Dead

Three Bombs Explode In Maiduguri, Many Feared Dead

Reports just reaching us indicate that a suicide attack occurred at a crowded fish market in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, AFP informs.

Details are sketchy but it was reported that a woman was thought to have blown herself up and there are fears of many casualties.

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According to Sahara Reporters two bombs have killed at least 30 people and injuring scores of others.

It is known that the suicide attacks took place at the mosque and market.

Eyewitnesses and sources said that the first blast happened in a mosque, and has killed at least 30 people.

The second explosion happened at Baga market area of Maiduguri, killing scores of people and injuring many others.

A local trader Usman Kaka said that ''many people may have dead and that blood stains everywhere, I saw dead bodies in policemen van.''

Vanguard says that  at least 20 people were killed in another suicide attack when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri.

We have sorted out 20 dead bodies and 50 others that were injured,” said vigilante Danlami Ajaokuta and a survivor who escaped the blast near the city’s fish market on Baga Road.

Nigeria's military had begun relocating the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, following an order from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Boko Haram was founded in Maiduguri, Borno state's capital, many years ago and the group has carried out scores of attacks there.


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