Boko Haram terrorists fired mortars at residents in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on Thursday, July 30, killing two and fatally injuring at least sixteen others.
A source told PRNigeria, that the terrorists’ attack occurred as Muslim faithful in Maiduguri were preparing for Friday’s Eid-el-Kabir festival. Loud explosions sent many residents scampering for safety.
Mortars were rocketed at innocent civilians in Gwange, Customs Area near Mansur Motors, and Marri, all in Maiduguri metropolis.
It was gathered that the Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) unit of the Police has gone to the affected areas to investigate the incidents and to determine whether it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
According to the Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, the actual cause of the explosions has not been ascertained. However, Police teams had been dispatched to the areas.
Members of Security and Response agencies including the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Army, Police, Rapid Response Squad, Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF), and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have also moved to the scene to restore normalcy.