By Abraham Olatokunbo
One person was killed and 16 others injured as injured fired mortars at Maiduguri, capital of Borno State on Thursday. This came barely a day after the attack on the state governor in Baga town.
Confirming the report, Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, said a person was killed in the attack and 16 others were injured.
He said the casualties were recorded in the attack which caused three explosions at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
He said the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis.
Aliyu said that the actual cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained, but Police teams had been dispatched to the areas.
He said: “We have dispatched our Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) to investigate the incidents and to determine whether it was an Improvised Explossive Device(IED).
“Right now, I am at the Specialist Hospital where we have 16 casualties and one dead so far.”
The sound of the explosions were heard all over the town, sending many into panic.
Security personnel comprising the Army, Police, Rapid Response Squad, Civilian Joint Tast Force (CJTF), and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen moving to the scene to restore normalcy.