December 21, 2014

Mulitiple explosions in Maiduguri; one suspected bomber killed, soldiers wounded

Multiple bomb explosions have rocked the Borno state capital city of Maiduguri, leaving a number of soldiers wounded and one reported death.

Joint Task Force military operatives said they killed a man believed to be a member of the Boko Haram sect who allegedly planted a bomb around the Sport Complex in Ramat Square.

The discovery happened shortly after an explosion earlier in the area. Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col Sagir Musa said the sect member had concealed an explosive in a wheel barrow, detonating it at about 8:35 a.m. this morning.

He said no other casualty was recorded save for the suicide bomber who was killed during the arrest.

“The area have been cordoned off and swept by the bomb disposal arm of the task force,’’ he added.

Another bomb was discovered in Sabon Layi, Gwange area of the metropolis around 11:40am today and the JTF safely detonated the device, the Daily Trust reported.

Other reports, however, reported a second lethal explosion near a JTF patrol, with local authorities confirming a number of soldiers wounded.

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