At least two explosions hits Maiduguri, Borno State, on Thursday, July 30, on the eve of Sallah celebrations.
According to reports, the first blast occurred around 6pm at Gwannge, a residential area, Mairi and Custom area along Tashan Bama road at around 5:47pm.
According to a statement by the Borno state commissioner of police, Mohammed Aliyu, who confirmed the explosions, affirmed that one person was killed while 16 others sustained injuries.
His statement read;
“We have dispatched our explosive ordinance detection (EOD) team to investigate the incidents and to determine whether improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were used.
“Right now, I am at the Specialist Hospital where we have 16 persons with one dead, so far.”
Agitated residents said it could be another attack by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has continued to operate in different parts of the North-East, especially in Borno State despite claims by the government that the sect had been defeated.