Wednesday, October 14

Three ‘huge’ explosions rocked Maiduguri last night

Three bomb explosions rocked Ajilari Cross area of Maiduguri on Tuesday night.
According to the Red Cross, scores of civilians were killed in the bomb attacks.

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AFP reports that the “huge explosions” happened in quick succession from 8:10 pm.
Bashir Mohammed, whose house is near the scene of the blast, was quoted as saying: “We are all confused and people are running helter-skelter.”
Similarly, a cleric in the area, Sheriff Ahmad, said: “Many people have been killed. I don’t know how many and I don’t think anyone can tell you now.”
Ahmad would also reveal that he had seen human body parts on his house.
Hafsat Sani, a nurse at the Umaru Shehu Hospital, said: “There are many houses around the area and the blasts have affected many of them.”

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