Suspected Boko Haram sect have bombed Borno market, IV has learnt,
The renewed attack is coming barely 24 hours after a suicide bomber killed 26 people in a mosque near Maiduguri’s main market.
IV was informed that the blast occurred at Gamboru market near Nigeria Customs Service House in Maiduguri. The bomb that exploded was buried in a heap of sacks at a spot where charcoal merchants have their stalls.
“The explosion did not kill any one but injured four persons among whom one has his arm completely ripped off by the blast”, said Jafar Aminu, a trader.
An official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Maiduguri, Abbas Gava, also confirmed the incident saying “the explosive that went off may have been concealed in some of the piled up sacks of charcoal. But thank God the damage did not claim any life except four persons that got injured with one losing the whole of his hand”.