Barely 24 hours after residents of Maiduguri experienced repeated explosions from bomb blasts, another thunderous blast reverberated all over the troubled city at about 4:30pm on Sunday leaving residents trembling in fear of yet another attack.
Though the details of the blast could not be verified, those who are conversant with such explosions said the magnitude could cause serious damage if they occurred near a residential area.
Efforts to get security sources for comments on the blast were futile as none of them could be reached for comments, but a military personnel, who spoke anonymously, said the blast took place around Fori, the route through which the Boko Haram used to attack the barracks.
The military personnel said the Boko Haram terrorists had, while fleeing the counter attack launched against them by soldiers and Civilian-JTF members, left several land mines and other un-detonated explosives which were now going off.
“They left several bombs, some planted on the vehicles that got stuck in the sands, while some were buried in the sand,” the soldier said.