Fresh bomb blasts rock Maduguri, 3 dead, 14 injured

// Headline | Fresh bomb blasts rock Maduguri, 3 dead, 14 injured
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

A series of bomb blasts on Tuesday morning shattered the fragile peace in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.

Reports said the blasts occurred in Baga area, Gwange Ward and Bama Road shortly before accreditation of voters began, although the casualty figure was not known.

The explosions forced many voters to stay away from the polling centres, leading to poor turnout for the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.

A man was also arrested while allegedly attempting to smuggle a package of explosives into the University of Maiduguri.

One of the explosions was reportedly aimed at a police convoy patrolling the state capital.

On Monday, three explosions in the city claimed three lives.

Three persons including a police corporal have died in Maiduguri following explosion of bombs at two separate places in the metropolis, while 14 people were seriously injured.
Daily Sun gathered that the explosive devices were thrown into a drinking joint at Tudu Maduganami in the metropolis by two young men on a motorcycle at about 8.30 pm on Sunday. The second blast also occurred in a similar way at the popular Tarsa Kano gate (Kano Park).

As the police were clearing the scene of the blast in the early hours of yesterday, another bomb exploded again in the city but sources said no casualty was recorded.   
Commissioner of Police, Mike Zuokomor, who confirmed the incident said he was attending a security meeting, preparatory to today’s election when he heard a deafening sound, adding that he promptly deployed some officers in the scene of the incidents to examine the situation.     

“Our officers were at the scene of the blast but unfortunately the place was so dark that they couldn’t see very well. Sadly, three people including a police corporal lost their lives while 14 persons were injured,” he disclosed. He also said the darkness prevented the anti-bomb unit of the police from combing the area in the night, adding that their second visit to the scene yesterday morning yielded result as one of the improvised explosive devices which has not been detonated, was discovered.

He said the bombs were planted but only two exploded, even as he maintained the perpetrators were “anarchists who kill for the sake of killing.”  He said the police was determined to stem the increasing wave of bombing in the state. “As for yesterday’s blast, there was no casualty. The evil men just threw the explosive at the patrol vehicle of the police and nobody was caught by their evil act, only the tire was damaged,” he said

Tagged : Jim Iyke, Captain Oscar Wason, Postpartum Depression, North, Swaziland Bans Mini Skirts, Nigerian Troops Bombed, Nigeria v Burkina Faso, Uti Nwachukwu, Composer of Nigerias National Anthem Is Dead, Benedict Odiase Dead, Oshiomhole Bans Okada In Benin City, Portharcourt Food Seller Runs Mad, Food Seller Uses Mortuary Water To Cook

Headlines Newsview all

Asari Dokubo Slams President Jonathan’s Comments On Buhari

The Leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, on Tuesday slammed President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment that Nigeria would have boiled if ...

Chibok girls’ parents, community leaders clash over Jonathan's N100m largesse

Controversy has erupted between parents of the kidnapped girls and leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja over an alleged N100m largesse given by President ...

Oby Ezekwesili: Female suicide bombers may be Chibok girls

Former minister and one of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has raised an alarm on the increasing use of teenage girls as ...

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai loses son in Abuja road crash

Tragedy hit the home of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in the early morning of Tuesday when his son, ...

Blessing Okagbare Wins 100 Metres Gold At Glasgow Commonwealth Games - Video

Blessing Okagbare wins women’s 100 metres gold in 10.85 seconds to increase Team Nigeria’s medals haul at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Okagbare also erased ...

Bomb Blast Rocks Kano Again, Many Feared Dead

Another explosion hit Kano, coming just 24 hours after the state suffered three bomb explosions in different locations. Today’s blast took place at the NNPC ...

Asari Dokubo: "Bomb attack on former Military Head of State was planned by Buhari himself"

This might look weird, but the former militant leader, Dokubo-Asari has alleged that the bomb attack on former Military Head of State was planned by ...

Kano State Catholic Church Bomb Blast Kills 6, Injures 13

2 Bombs went off in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano, killing 6 people and wounded 13 others on Sunday, a senior police officer said. The ...

19 Yrs Old Ghanaian Girl Commits Suicide After S3x Tape Leaks - Video

The Ghanaian Girl who Became Famous After a video of her and her boyfriend Making Love Hit The internet Allegedly Committed Suicide, Benadicta Yeboah who ... Full story

Nigerian army arrest bomber disguised as woman in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has apprehended a suspected insurgent in relation with the twin bomb blast that rocked Kaduna on Wednesday. The twin-bomb attacks which resulted in ... Full story

Nigerian man sentenced to death for failing to bribe policeman with N200

A shaft of pain knifed through his facial contours as he recounted the grisly experiences he had in prison for more than 23 years. Prior to ...

Comment on: Fresh bomb blasts rock Maduguri, 3 dead, 14 injured

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Pastor Ashimolowo's Son, Tomi Marries in Grand Style (Pictures)

Recently, son of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Tomi Michael, got married to his sweetheart, Jeneba Kamara. The event held ...

I Once Raised $50,000 For My Daughter’s Treatment Without Begging—OJB Jezreel

Nigerian Music producer, OJB Jezreel, has explained that people who talked ill about him do not know how it feels to be down with kidney ...

I’m Not Jealous Of Anyone In Nollywood—Mosun Filani

Nollywood actress, Mosun Filani, has expressed gratitude to God for making her remain relevant in the movie industry considering the challenges.According to the actress, it ...

Ebola Scare Forces Jim Iyke Out Of Liberia

Disease of the moment, Ebola, is definitely making many people be on their toes. Almost everyone is talking about it and various governments in the ...

MC Danni B Advises Comedians

MC Danni B Emerging comic star, MC Danny B, formerly known as MC Baba D, has disclosed to Nigeriafilms.com that he likes the growth being experienced ...

Young Artistes Are Only After Ladies, Not Good Music—Ras Kimono

Veteran reggae artiste, Ras kimono, has lashed out on up and coming artistes over their poor attitude towards building a strong career for themselves in ...

Wizkid And Davido Engage in war of words on Twitter

Two of Nigeria’s biggest artists Davido and Wizkid don’t seem to like each other. If the subtweets The problem started when Wizkid tweeted a message ...

Yoruba Actress, Omotunde Ogundimu Critically Ill, Needs Financial Help

Popular Yoruba actress, Omotunde Ogundimu, who has been off the movie scene for a while now, is presently battling with fibroid. The mother of three ...

K1 Plans Big For ‘K1 LIFE UNUSUAL’ In November, Sets For World Music Tour

Fuji maestro, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, better known as K1 De Ultimate, has concluded plans to embark on a world music tour. The Fuji king will ...

I Don’t Mess Around Because I Have A Husband—Shan George

Iconic Nollywood actress, Shan George has exclusively disclosed to Nigeriafilms.com that she is currently with a man she calls her husband and not messing around ...