Two bomb explosions have been recorded in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The explosions were said to have gone off around Muna garage area on Sunday evening.
A source in the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the incident said the first explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew himself up while the second was detonated by the Police Anti-Bomb Squad after the second suicide bomber, who also died, failed to detonate his.
The Borno State Police command also confirmed the blast. According to the command’s spokesperson, Mr. Victor Isuku Saud, preliminary information suggested that an explosion occurred at Garki Muna which is on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
Islamic terror group Boko Haram attacked a military location in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital on Saturday. Five soldiers and a Captain were reportedly in the process.
The attack on Saturday evening was second since the Nigerian military claimed it has displaced the Boko Haram insurgents at Camp Zero, said to be the Boko Haram last stronghold.
While confirming the attack which occurred on Saturday at a military location in Buni Yadi, the spokesman of the 27 Task Force Brigade, Lt. George Okupe in a text message to newsmen said the attack was successfully repelled by the troops.
Although the casualty on the side of the Islamic terror group is yet to be disclosed, a military source disclosed that the insurgents also suffered heavy casualty in the attack as many dead bodies were seen scattered in the bush.
Just last week, three female suicide bombers were shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The girls were reportedly on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a crowded market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and local vigilante.