Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


20 Killed, 90 Others Injured in Maiduguri Bomb Blast

Yemi Adebowale

About 20 people were killed and 90 wounded by a bomb explosion in a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Monday, the state emergency agency NEMA said.

The blast came a day after the army fought Boko Haram militants west of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and birthplace of their campaign to create an Islamic state in the northeast of Africa’s most populous country.

Although the figure is yet to be confirmed, the explosions, according to witnesses, were detonated by suspected teenage girls.

The Nigerian army had said on Sunday that normalcy had returned to the city after suicide bombers intended to carry out attacks.

READ: Fierce Fighting Between Nigerian Army and Boko Haram Over Maiduguri

A military statement said troops intercepted the suspects before they could strike the Borno State capital, which has borne the biggest brunt of such attacks by Boko Haram.

“Normalcy has been restored to the general area and the public is please advised to go about their normal businesses and social activities.

“However, it is important to maintain more vigilance and security consciousness,” Colonel Mustapha Anka, Media Co-ordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, said.

President Buhari said during a BBC interviews that Nigeria had “technically won the war” against Boko Haram.



Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2015 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to and other relevant sources.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Amnesty International, an international non-governmental organisation focused on human rights, has called on the Nigerian authorities to ramp up efforts to ensure the safe...

Big Story

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday assured that his administration would stamp out the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, banditry and kidnapping gangs in the...


The Nigerian Army says it will probe the case of some candidates in its 82 86 Regular Recruits Intake claiming Lagos as their state...


The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on Saturday evening, narrowly escaped death when suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed his security convoy, killing...

Copyright ©