Bomb blasts in Borno, six killed, many injured

// News | Crime/Legal | Bomb blasts in Borno, six killed, many injured
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font


An Improvised Explosive Device, IED, suspected to have been planted by the dreaded sect, Boko Haram has torn a JTF vehicle apart killing six and injuring two JTF personnel, eye witness who did not want his name in the print told DailyPost in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
 
The explosion which occured at about 11:47am at the UBA bank roundabout, in the Post Office area came barely 24 hours after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked three schools within the metropolis killing some teachers, including female teachers and pupils.

Eye witness who gave an account of the explosion told DailyPost correspondent that he was about going into the Union Bank for a transaction when he heard the heavy explosion only to turn towards the direction of the explosion and saw that the soldiers’ Hilux vehicle, which was coming behind had been torn apart by the heavy explosion.
 
‘I couldn’t go into the bank again as I ran to go and meet my wife in the shop. I actually passed the military vehicle when I was going to the bank. They were four soldiers at the back, two in the passengers cabin, including the driver with another in front.
‘it was horrendous as the bodies were littered on the ground. people who were close and at vintage position said only two out of the eight in the vehicle seemed to be alive.’
He described the situation in Maiduguri as very unfortunate, and called on the Federal Government to do something seriously about such happening even if it means declaring a state of emergency in the state, if such can bring peace to the state.
His words, ‘ I think from what things are turning into in the state, the point that some politicians are making in the past may sound reasonable for this situation. I mean the Federal Government should declare a state of emergency in Borno so that we would know that we are in a total military zone.’
Another eye witness also told our correspondent that, even though, he did not see any civilian killed when the soldiers arrived at the scene of the incident, the gunfire they came with may have hit some of the civilians around.
‘As I am talking to you now, I am in one of the shops at Ramat Shopping Complex. You can hear the gunshots, the soldiers are already there and it is not good at all.’ he said.
JTF spokesman, Lt Col. Sagir Musa could not be reached as at the time of this report, and the police is yet to confirm the incident, as calls put across to the commission of Police, Yuguda Abdullahi could not be reached.
 
DailyPost
 
Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Ikorodu Bank Robbers Being Paraded By Lagos State Police Command

The faces of the Ikorodu Bank robbers have been unveiled by the Lagos state police command. It would be recalled that the gang of armed robbers ... Full story

Madam Fester Arodu Mother, Of Murdered Community Leader Cries For Justice

FEW weeks after a community leader, Chief Innocent Arodu, was killed by gunmen, his aged mother, Madam Fester Arodu, has cried out for justice. Arodu, who ... Full story

4 Members Of Ikorodu Bank Robbery Arrested

Four members of the robbery gang, which unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago, have been ... Full story

Kidnap Suspect, Vincent Ibor I Collected N3.5m Reluctantly

A kidnap suspect, Vincent Ibor, said he collected reluctantly the sum of N3.5m after an abduction deal in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State. Ibor, ... Full story

Nollywood Actress Poses Nude For Sexy Pregnancy Shoot (+18)

Nollywood actress and video vixen Dior Chidera Adiele showed off her beautiful baby bump by posing completely nud in a new photo shoot. Quite bold. See ... Full story

Comedian Julius Agwu Survives Brain Surgery In America (PHOTOS)

Apparently not many knew the comedian has been sick in the last few weeks. But the good news is that Julius is now getting better ... Full story

16 Year Old Apprentice, Pours Hot Water On Colleague In Lagos

A 16-year-old seamstress apprentice, Cecilia Ukpa, has been arrested by the police for pouring hot water on her colleague over a disagreement. Ukpa and the victim, ... Full story

Ghastly Accident On A Bridge Before Benin (Graphic Images)

According to eye witnesses, this fatal accident happened on the bridge on the Benin-Lagos Bypass. It was caused by a white Mark head trailer who ... Full story

Kidnapped Wife Of Ex-Bayelsa Governor Freed

Martha Binabo, the kidnapped wife of the former acting governor of Bayelsa, Nestor Binabo, has been released. Ms. Binabo, abducted on June 29, was freed on ... Full story

Reasons For Inviting Ike Ekweremadu, Others For Questioning - Nigerian Police Force

The Nigerian Police Force has given reasons for inviting the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to its headquarters for questioning. The police explained on ... Full story

IG Summons Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Over Alleged Forgery

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has summoned the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of the Senate Rules. The PDP ...

Comment on: Bomb blasts in Borno, six killed, many injured

Rate this article

0

Featured author

chuky01

Breaking News

Super Eagels Star, Emenike Denies Converting To Islam

Responding to viral reports that he had converted to Islam, Nigerian international football player, Emmanuel Emenike, shared the above image on social media and captioned: “I ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Nigeria

The fuel crisis situation in the country got worse through the weekend as the scarcity continued unabated in Lagos Abuja, Nasarawa and environs. This is happening ...

Yomi Black And Wife Welcome Baby Boy (Photos)

Aww it’s a season of welcoming babies in the entertainment industry. Just after Karen Igho put to bed yesterday, ace photographer Yomi Black and wife, ...

Checkout What, YQ Uses To Stimulate Himself Before Performing

Nigerian singer, YQ is currently in Barcelona, Spain where he had gone to perform after moving from Stuttgart, Germany some days back. The singer before mounting ...

Secret Behind Liz Benson's Wowing Costumes In Recent Movies

The return of Nollywood’s veteran actress, Liz Benson-Ameye has attracted a resounding attention to the make-believe industry, especially from the quarters of her comatose fan ...

My Business Is My Business, It Is Not A Family Business - Shina Peller

Popular Lagos night club owner, Shina Peller, son of world famous magician, Prof. Peller, has stated that he decided not to pursue career in magic ...

I Was Never Tied To Any Record Label - Mercy Chinwo

Majorly in Nigeria, there are two strong telecom competitors who have gained wide audience through their yearly reality shows which has always been discovering new ...

Chioma Akpotha Angrily Beat Up A Student In Enugu

Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, who has been a darling in the make-belief world, has suddenly created a scene by beating up a student who offended ...

We are Brilliant in my Family…Yvonne Okoro Boasts

Recently, Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro, was so elated as her younger sister, Roseline, recently graduated with a master degree in oil and gas. Roseline graduated from ...

Nigerians Need To Pray And Act Against Immorality - Okey Bakassi

To some, it may be described as the end time while to many it will be an avenue called for various prayers at all sectors ...