Monday, March 3, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: 51 Dead, 60 Injured as Multiple Bomb Explosions Rock Maiduguri (UPDATED WITH PHOTOS)


The capital city of Borno state, Maiduguri, is under attack from insurgents believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect.
According to residents, two thunderous explosions, suspected to be from detonated bombs, were heard in the city at about 6.15 p.m. on March 1, 2014, Saturday. Then the third explosion was reported, but it has not been officially confirmed.
Terrorists in two vans, pretending to be firewood suppliers, detonated the bombs at a densely populated Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri, near Ngomari-Bulumkutu.
Yesterday The Commissioner of Police in Borno, Alhaji Lawal Tanko, confirmed the blasts. Tanko said 35 bodies had been evacuated:
“We are still counting. So far, we have counted 35 bodies. Our men are still working with rescue workers at the scene.”
However, another reports reaching said that about 67 people died in Ajilari, Maiduguri, as the result of the explosions and that security operatives have cordoned off the area.
Officials of the Nigerian Red Cross today confirmed that 51 people were killed while close to 60 were injured on Saturday when two bombs exploded in front of a cinema in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Rescue workers said among the victims that died were children, women that sell akara, men that sell barbecued meat (Suya) as well as children and football fans that were trapped in the cinema while watching soccer.
Most of the injured were taken to the Borno State Specialists Hospital and the Umaru Shehu Hospital in Maiduguri.
At the Umaru Shehu Hospital, many families were seen taking the remains of their loved ones for burial. "It is another sad moment for us, we have lost our children, our breadwinners and our neighbours," said Habiba Musa, who said two of her children were killed in the blast.
We shall keep you updated.
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