Heavy explosions, gunshots hit Maiduguri


Heavy explosions and the sound of gunshots have engulfed some parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Vanguard is reporting.

The explosions were said to have started at about 5:45 pm up to the time of filing in this report were heard around Fori general area near Giwa military barracks.

Sources said, armed insurgents were behind the attack attempting to infiltrate the city, as troops engaged them.

It has been very long since Maiduguri witnessed any Boko Haram invasion or explosions.

However, places like Marte Local Government Area and some parts of Lake Chad are currently under the control of Boko Haram.

This development comes barely four days after the bodies of six Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) suspected to have been slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists in the Damboa axis of Borno State was discovered.

Sources in the area said that the IDPs were reportedly killed last week Wednesday before their bodies were discovered at a farm after three days of the slaughter.

A commander of civilian JTF in Damboa, Abubakar Abba, said the civilian JTF were informed of the incident on Friday when it was observed that some IDPs were missing from the camp.

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