Less than 48 hours after Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari, vowed to deal decisively with the terrorist group Boko Haram in his Inauguration address and ordered that the country’s military headquarters be moved to Maiduguri, the insurgents has responded with yet another attack on the city, the second after Buhari was sworn-in.
A bomb believed to be planted inside a mosque near the Monday Market in the city, went off killing several people on Saturday afternoon, witnesses and security sources have said.
“I was walking towards the mosque when the bomb went off inside,” resident Ibrahim Mohamed told Reuters News Agency.
People were heading towards the mosques for prayers when the bomb went off.
Earlier today, barely 24 hours after the Mr Buhari was sworn-in, the Islamist group carried out a daring attack on a suburb of the city killing at least 7 people before they were repealed by the military.