A twin bomb explosion this morning rocked Maiduguri Market in the Borno State, the bomb explosion, which happened simultaneously around 11:20 AM this morning was carried out by two female suicide bombers.
According to a witness Ibrahim Abba who works as a security guard near the market told journalists the thunderous blasts caused several traders to scamper to safety.
“As it is now, people are running for dear lives, so one cannot confirm to you the extent of damage, but the two blasts we just heard were too loud that it could cause more damage than the ones of last week,” he said.
Also a trader, Dauda Bala, told journalists on phone that; “The security and other aid workers are trying to evacuate the dead and injured persons from the scene of the explosion…I can’t say how many were killed or injured but I have seen very many victims dripping with blood, others with parts of their bodies dismembered by the blasts”.
Meanwhile, another witness said; “The explosions occurred at the area where fowls are being sold inside the market, very close to the First Bank branch. Those close enough to the place said it was two girls who came into the market with the bombs,” said Mr. Bashir, a used cloth vendor.”
Meanwhile Borno State Police Command PPRO, Gideon Jubrin, who confirmed the incident said; “Of course we heard the explosions somewhere in town but it will be too early now to say what actually happened and what damage was caused by the explosion until much later.”