- Fears and panic taking the centre state in Gomari and 1,000 Housing Estate in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state capital city
- The raging emotions and confusion is a result of an unexpected attack by members of the Boko Haram terrorist groups
- The terrorists invaded the community, detonating explosives that led to the destruction of property while leaving a young boy injured
The Nigerian Army has asked residents of the communities in Maiduguri, Borno state's capital city to remain calm after the Saturday, December 4, explosions that rocked the area.
Daily Trust reports that the director of Army public relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the terrorists made an unsuccessful attempt to maintain some level of relevance in with the explosions.
Nwachukwu said troops of the Joint Task Force of the northeast, operation Hadin Kai have immediately responded to the breach of security in the city by the terrorists.
He added that military ground troops in collaboration with the air component of OPHK responded swiftly to the attack by the insurgents.
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Also, Leadership reports that Nwachukwu said the troops dominated the area with ground and air interdiction that successfully neutralized the terrorists and the infiltration attempt by the terrorists.
Further assuring residents of the area not to Panic, Nwachukwu said the explosions which rocked the outskirts of the city have caused some damages.
He also said that it is sad that a minor sustained injury in the attack that was carried out by terrorists in the area.
“The good people of Maiduguri are equally enjoined to go about their normal socio-economic activities and provide actionable information on the movement of these criminal elements."
The explosion triggered by Boko Haram fighters has caused fear and panic in the area, throwing residents into confusion.
An eyewitness said no life was lost while another resident disclosed that members of his family sustained injuries.
Also, in another move, troops of the Nigerian Army had arrested a suspected secretary of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Nigerian Army said Obinna Nwite was arrested with arms, ammunition and a register containing IPOB members names.
The military says the IPOB official has since been handed over to prosecuting agencies to face the law.