Panic struck residents in the troubled city of Maiduguri on Friday when bomb blasts and gunfire rocked the Borno State capital.
Many were forced to flee for safety, taking refuge in their homes. The attack came as a surprise as many had thought the sanctity of the Ramadan month would bring with it some peace to the restive area.
Joint Task Force spokesman, Lt. col. Sagir Musa said in a press statement that a patrol vehicle was attacked at about 1 p.m. on Friday in the Shehuri general area by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
The operatives resisted the attacks, Musa said, but confirmed that two soldiers were wounded in the attack, and two Boko Haram suspects killed.
“Twenty-five suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the episode.”
He also added that a bomb device had been found in Maiduguri earlier that day. The military spokesman said the device was safely detonated after it was discovered in the Bulumkutu are of Maiduguri on Friday.