A twin-blast has reportedly occurred in Maiduguri, Borno state capital this morning, Monday, December 28.
The blasts were said to have occurred at the Polo area of Maiduguri with one of them in a mosque.
A hospital source at the told to newsmen that many dead bodies were brought in early in the morning, along with injured people.
Premium Times, however, reports that at least 20 persons were killed. A source of SaharaReporters put the death toll at 25.
A fleeing terrorist was said to have left an improvised explosive device in the area during Sunday night’s attack on the city.
A police officer said the victims had gathered to investigate if a bomb was truly abandoned in the mosque.
“I have never seen such foolishness when people would go peeping into a mosque to find out if truly there was an explosive deposited in a place. But sadly, the bomb went off and over 20 persons were killed and many injured.”
But the a primary school teacher, Malam Suleiman, gave a separate account.
He said: “The people normally sit down around the mosque in the morning. The place is like a meeting point where neighbours converge to relax. After the morning prayers they just sat down outside the mosque as usual and then the bomb went off. It was not suicide bombing like that of last night. It may have been planted.”
Just hours ago, three wives of a village head and their ten children were allegedly blown up by a female suicide bomber who attacked their home in Maiduguri, Borno state, yesterday, Sunday, December 27. According to witnesses, the woman took advantage of the chaotic situation, as the troops were busy repelling the attack by Boko Haram on the metropolis. She pretended the terrorists were chasing her, and ran into the compound of a local, Bulama Isa, also known as the village head.
Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state were said to have filed on a row outside a morgue in one of the state general hospitals to identify the corpses of their loved ones who died during the fierce attack by the sect members on their town yesterday December 27. See the photo here: