Powerful multiple explosions rock Maiduguri on Tuesday night, a day after 12 persons were killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers.
At least six powerful explosions occurred between 10:45 and 11:00 PM.
About four explosives were detonated simultaneously while two other powerful sounds were also heard some 15 minutes later.
Unlike the previous explosions, the current blast has a wide-range sound effect, sending its powerful sounds to many parts of the metropolis, forcing roofs to shake.
It is not clear where the blast occurred yet and efforts to get the details of the blasts were not successful as none of the official security spokespersons was available for comments.
However, a security source told the News Agency of Nigeria that soldiers had fired an artillery at a convoy of suspected Boko Haram insurgents who were trying to attack the city which caused series of explosions.
A series of blasts have hit the metropolis recently, the latest happening on Monday where 12 persons died.
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An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission.
PIC. 1. MEN OF THE 115 TASK FORCE THAT RECAPTURED MUBI FROM INSURGENTS
AT THEIR BASE IN MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE ON MONDAY (8/12/14)
.Another killed during failed Maiduguri mission
Security operatives have arrested one suicide bomber and killed another in a foiled attempt to attack the Molai area of Maiduguri, according to the Borno State Police Command.
AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
The former Commissioner for Information and Culture in Borno State and now the publisher of National Trail Newspapers, Mr. Inuwa Bwala, has alleged that the state government and the state police command are planning to kill him.
Eight people have been confirmed dead after multiple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, police said.
One of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers.
The Borno State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday paid a sympathy visit to the Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezuwgu in his office at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.