An early morning bomb blast has reportedly rocked Umulari area of Maiduguri. The blast occurred as early as 5 am this morning behind Maimalari military barracks in the city.
While information concerning the latest attack is sketchy, reports has it that security operatives had arrived on time to defuse a second bomb before it could go off.
It is not clear yet if any causality was recorded, but the bomb explosion was said to have caused panic in the neighborhood and later across the city which had come under siege from renewed attacks by Boko Haram militants.
On Tuesday, November 1st, no fewer than nine persons were killed when improvised explosive devices conveyed in a pickup van exploded along Gubio road in Borno state, just before a military checkpoint, killing all passengers on board.
The pickup van was said to have emerged from the bush path along Maiduguri-Gubio town carrying the nine passengers and exploded shortly after climbing the tarred road heading towards Gubio, a town 80km away from Maiduguri.
The November 1st blast was the fifth in a series of recent bomb attacks within and around Maiduguri in the last four weeks
Just yesterday, November 10th Security reports emerging from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had it that the Nigerian Police anti-bomb squad, discovered a parcel suspected to be a bomb (Improvised Explosives Device, IED).
According to reports, the suspected explosive was found under the Jabi bridge, near the Shoprite shopping mall, Abuja.
It would be recalled that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonishaki, had last month said that Boko Haram been completely defeated, adding that it did not matter whether its supposed leader, Abubakar Shekau has been killed or not.
More Details on the latest bombing to follow later…