Twin explosions rocked a football viewing centre in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri, in Borno State today March 1st 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.
The Borno state commissioner of police, Alhaji Lawal Tanko has confirmed the attack. “We are still counting, so far we have counted 35 bodies. Our men are still working with rescue workers at the scene”. Tanko said