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5 people confirmed dead as explosions rock Maiduguri

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Five people have been killed in two bomb blasts within Maiduguri, capital of Borno state

TheCable reports that the first blast occurred around Gunge, a resident area, around 6pm.

According to a security source, the other blast happened around a place where cars are sold in the state capital.

Mr Mohammed Ndatsu, who is the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the casualty figure to journalists

The commissioner said Boko Haram insurgents are behind the attacks which happened 24 hours after the convoy of Babagana Zulum, the governor, was attacked in Kukawa local government area of the state

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