3 Killed In Maiduguri Bomb Blast


An early morning explosion today killed three persons in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, North-East Nigeria.

Residents believed it could be another bomb blast by Boko Haram Islamist fundamentalists.

The Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel victor Ebhaleme confirmed the blast to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

In another explosion that rocked Kaduna, Kaduna State on Sunday, seven persons were seriously injured. The Boko Haram sect was responsible for the blast.

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The blast occurred at about 10.30 p.m. in a refuse drum near a relaxation centre on Maiduguri Road, Kaduna.

An eyewitness said people at the night club were getting set to leave the area to beat the 11 p.m. time of the curfew imposed by government when the bomb exploded, causing pandemonium.

After the explosion, a joint patrol of the police and armed soldiers took over the streets of Kaduna and they immediately commenced a stop-and-search on all motorists. The Ahlussunnawal-Jama’a group popularly known as Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the spate of bombings rocking many parts of the country recently. At the weekend, another bomb explosion rocked Suleija in Niger State, also planted by the Boko Haram.

The Louis Edet House, Abuja Headquarters of the Nigeria Police was bombed on 16 June, 2011 by the Boko Haram Islamists who have their stronghold in Borno State.

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