Explosion rocks Maiduguri, Nigeria: 1 killed, 16 injured
One person has been killed and 16 others injured as an explosion rocked Maiduguri, the Borno state Capital, Nigeria on Thursday, the Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu confirmed.
Aliyu told newsmen in Maiduguri that the actual cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained, adding that Police teams had been dispatched to the areas.
He said: “We have dispatched our Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) to investigate the incidents and to determine whether it was an Improvised Explossive Device(IED).
“Right now, I am at the Specialist Hospital where we have 16 casualties and one dead so far.”
Ripples from the loud explosions sent many residents scampering for safety.
Security personnel comprising the Army, Police, Rapid Response Squad, Civilian Joint Tast Force(CJTF) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen rushing to the scene to restore normalcy.