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Explosions at Maiduguri as Buhari visits

BY IROEGBU IKECHUKWU

Not less then four people were killed and about eight injured after three explosions at Maiduguri, Borno state.

The blasts were caused by multiple rocket attacks laughed by the Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP.

This came as President Buhari urged troops of Operation Hadin Kai to remain steadfast as they go into the final phase of the campaign against insurgency and other forms of criminalities.

Buhari added that the Federal Government had devoted substantial resources to procure equipment for explosive ordnance disposal to curtail threats posed by criminals through the employment of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs.

ISWAP fighters were said to have launched the attack from the outskirt of Auno, which is about 15 kilometres away from the city.

Residents within the area scampered for safety amid sounds of explosion, casualty figure is yet to be ascertained but many houses were destroyed.

 

 

 

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