Powerful Bomb Explosion Hits Crowded Market in Maiduguri
The relative peace enjoyed by residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital was this morning shattered as two powerful bomb explosion ripped through a popular market in the town.
An eye witness said the explosion was carried out by a female and a male suicide at the crowded Monday market in Maiduguri early this morning at about 11.30 am, killing several people.
However, another source said the explosive was concealed in a pickup tricycle, popularly known as Jega.
“The blast happened at One-Way road that leads to Bulabulin, adjacent the Monday Market,” trader Sabiu Aliyu said.
Details of the damage and casualty caused by the blasts is yet to be ascertained, but eye witnesses said many are feared dead, while police and fire fighters have cordoned off the scene of the blast.
This is the first time in several months that a bomb exploded in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
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