Nigeria:Explosions rock Maiduguri Sunday night

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There were multiple explosions in Maiduguri on Sunday night, local sources have confirmed.

A suicide bomber reportedly attacked a Civilian Joint Task Force (CTJF) check point around Muna garage, while another set of bombers invaded Kalleri ward.

Alhaji Mala, a resident told Daily Trust that “we lost three people in Kalleri last night to the bombers; they would knocked on the our doors when we open, they quickly grabbed people and detonated IEDs.”

This comes 24 hours after an Army captain and five soldiers were killed in an evening attacked on 27 Taskforce Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

“Some of the soldiers have spent over 20 years in active service and the captain was posted recently to the Brigade before the terrorists struck and killed them,” a Military source told the newspaper’s correspondent.

Lt. George Okupe, the Brigade spokesman, confirmed there was indeed an attack, but could not confirm the casualty figure.

By Ifreke Inyang

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