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Many feared dead as explosions rock football viewing centre in Maiduguri

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BY NDAHI MARAMA

MAIDUGURI – Twin explosions, Saturday evening, rocked a football viewing centre in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri,  the Borno State capital killing several football fans.

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), said to have been planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the viewing centre at Ajilari Railway Cross,  exploded at about 6pm,  killing many fans, while several others sustained injuries.

BLAST—Scenes of the Kaduna explosion yesterday. Photos: Olu Ajayi

A resident of Ajilari told our Correspondent that, “Some suspected terrorists in two Toyota Hilux Pick Up vans, pretending to be  firewood suppliers, detonated the bombs near the football viewing centre,  resulting in loss of several lives.

 

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