Saturday, 29 October 2016

Bomb Blast in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital - Nine Persons Died and 24 Injured

No more than nine persons were killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital, North-East Nigeria.
According to source, the Information Officer of the National Emergency Management Authority NEMA in the Northeast, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim said that 24 person were injured in the two separate explosion.
Source said, the Agency Information Officer at the National Headquarters in Abuja, Sani Datti in his words said that there were two explosions in Maiduguri, one at the entrance of Bakassi IDPs Camp and the other at the NNPC station along Damboa road.
Malam Datti said, the Agency’s rescue teams are already evacuating the victims.
It was also gathered that one of the Commandants of the Youth Vigilante Group, Civillian JTF, Abba Ali Kalli said that the two incidents which seems to be coordinated happened early Saturday morning.
In his words, he said “The incident happened at the entrance to one of the internally displaced persons camps on Damboa road (popular called Bakassi IDP camp) and at the junction of the NNPC Petroleum Product Depot on Damboa road.
“He further said the number of casualties at the entrance to Bakassi camp was yet to be ascertain while the incident at the NNPC Depot Junction claimed three lives, the suicide bombers and two other persons in a tricycle.”