Multiple explosions, gunshots rock Maiduguri

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MAIDUGURI – Multiple explosions and sporadic gunshots ,yesterday, rocked London Ciki and Mairi general areas behind University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and University Teaching Hospital (UMTH), in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Although details on the attack and the number of casualties are stll sketchy, but sources said, “the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) where detonated by suspected Boko Haram terrorists when invading the city at about 11pm on Friday, but they were however repelled by security operatives which led to the exchange of gunfire.”

Scene of  the bomb blast at the post office area of Maiduguri in Borno State, yesterday. 17 people died in the blast. Photos: NAN..

File:  Attack in post office area of Maiduguri in Borno State.

Our Correspondent gathered that the gunmen who came in through Kaleri village, a suburb of Maiduguri, splited into two groups, with one of the groups storming London Ciki area while the other attacked the city near the University of Maiduguri. But Vanguard gathered that the terrorists were repelled by the military.

The explosions and exchange of gunfire caused serious pandemonium among residents, particularly students of the University.

Details later.

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