Just when we though the Boko Haram menace was coming to an end, multiple bomb explosions rocked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, on Sunday, September 20.
According to sources, many are feared dead as the attack was launched at Ajilari railway cross in Gomari Airport ward of Maiduguri metropolis. The incident occurred at about 7.38pm. The last explosion was heard about 8pm.
According to an eyewitness,
“I was close to the scene of the multiple blasts, but God (Allah) saved my life as many were feared dead and injured. I saw many shattered bodies of human beings at the scene before I ran away for my dear life.”
Another source disclosed that, they had started evacuating from the affected area to safer regions;
“Already, we have started moving out of Ajilari for a safer place into the main town of Maiduguri. Many dead bodies littered the scene of the blasts as we sought for an escape route to Gomari Airport.”
However, there was a confirmation from Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the spokesperson of the army. In his words he said;
“This is to inform the public that there were three improvised explosive devices explosions at Gomari and Ajilari general area in Maiduguri at about 7.21pm today evening. Although details are not clear, it is important to note the attacks signify high level of desperation on the part of the Boko Haram terrorists.”