BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri, Borno

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was on Thursday rocked by at least two bomb blasts.

According to our source, the first blast occurred around Gunge, a residential area, around 6pm.

The other blast happened around a place where cars are sold in the state capital, a security source revealed.

Confirming the attack, the Borno Commissioner of Police Mohammed Aliyu said one person was killed and 16 injured following multiple explosions that rocked Maiduguri metropolis.

Aliyu, who said the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis, added the actual cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained.

He said: “We have dispatched our Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) to investigate the incidents and to determine whether it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Right now, I am at the Specialist Hospital where we have 16 casualties and one dead so far.”

Reach.ng reports that security personnel, comprising the Army, Police, Rapid Response Squad, Civilian Joint Tast Force (CJTF) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were deployed to restore normalcy.

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