Not less than seven persons are feared dead in an early morning bomb blast that rocked Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday, October 29.
Twin blasts, which echoed across the city, occurred at two different spots, about 1km apart.
The first bomb exploded at about 7am at a coffee drinking spot in front of the Bakkasi Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camp along Maiduguri-Damboa road reportedly killing at least five people.
The second bomb exploded in a tricycle in front of an NNPC depot also along the same route.at about 7.35a.m, killing a woman and the rider. It was not clear who the bomber was between the woman and the tricycle driver.
An official of the Civilian-JTF, Alhaji DanBatta, who also confirmed the two incidents, said that the first blast came from suicide bombers who were trying to invade Bakassi IDP camp, one of the largest displaced persons camp in Maiduguri.
“We have another sad day today, but we thank God the worst did not happen; because the suicide bombers actually wanted to enter Bakassi camp, and that could have been really bad.
“There was another one just opposite the NNPC Depot along Damboa Road. But I cannot give you the details of the casualties recorded immediately because we are presently conveying the victims to the hospital. I will get back to you when the doctors confirm their conditions,” he said.
This is coming two weeks and three day after a bomb blast rocked Muna garage, a satellite community in Maiduguri, killing at least 18 persons and several others injured.
The attacks also comes a day after the Nigerian Army released a statement stating that the insurgency group have been fully defeated.
Speaking on Friday at a forum in Kaduna, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, who was represented by the by the acting Director, Defense Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar said the Army has fully decimated the terror group reducing them to minor attacks.