Borno State Map, Credit: Wikipedia

Maiduguri Under Siege As Three Bomb Explosion Rock Borno

Maiduguri, the Borno state capital is under siege as suspected Boko Haram members are attacking the northern Nigerian city; shooting and explosions heard by residents.

The town is in turmoil as there is heavy fighting between soldiers and Boko Haram fighters for the control of the capital city.
Reports reaching us say three large explosions suspected to be a major bomb attack has just been detonated in the city of Maiduguri.

Only Yesterday, the Nigerian Army authorities issued statements that it is winning the war against terrorism and some of the captured Islamist are confessing.

From eyewitness accounts, the early Friday attacks tells otherwise, as the insurgents are shooting bullets sporadically, some residents have seen stray bullets in their homes due to intense gunfight in the area.

Sources say the three explosions were heard across different parts of the city.

Eyewitness say suspected insurgents have laid siege on the Army barracks command located at the GRA area of Borno State, in an attempt to bomb and take over the major military base known as “Giwa Barracks” in Maiduguri.

Residents are said to be presently scampering for their lives, students are being hurriedly picked from schools and workers are returning homes.

The streets are reported to gradually becoming desolate except the presence of the warring parties.
Details of the casualty will be made known but as at the time of filing this report.

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