Six Feared Dead As Two Bomb Blasts Rock Maiduguri

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No fewer than six persons were reportedly killed in a two bomb blasts which rocked Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday morning.

According to an eyewitness, the first blast went off at about 7a.m. at a tea drinking spot near the Bakassi IDP camp, along the popular Maiduguri-Biu road. The blasts occurred at two different spots, about 1km apart.

It was gathered that shortly after that, at about 7.35a.m., another blast went off in a tricycle near the NNPC fuel depot along Damboa Road, killing a woman and the rider. It was not clear who the bomber was between the woman and the tricycle driver.

A resident of the area, said: “Six persons were reportedly killed in the blast and have been evacuated to the hospital.”

According to him, another blast occurred just opposite the NNPC depot along Damboa road. Though he couldn’t give the details of the casualties as at the time of filing this report.

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