35 Killed As Twin Explosions Rock Maiduguri

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Report say twin explosions has rocked a football viewing centre in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri, Saturday evening killing at least 35 people including 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.

Apart from the dead, several others have sustained various degrees of injuries.

According to the report of a resident of Ajilari to Vanguard, “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.”

The State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Lawal Tanko, confirmed the explosion, saying that 35 bodies had been evacuated so far.

“We are still counting, so far we have counted 35 bodies. Our men are still working with rescue workers at the scene.”

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