JUST IN | Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri, Many Feared Dead

It has turned out a sad day for the families of many traders and travelers as they were feared killed on Wednesday after an improvised explosive suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram insurgents went off outside a car park in Maiduguri, Borno state.

The explosion went off at a park popularly called Mun Garage at about 9am this morning in the state capital. A witness who said he was lucky to survive the incident said he saw about a dozen bodies covered with blood littering the scene.

“I thank God for sparing my life. I don’t know if it is a suicide bomber, we just heard the blast and I saw my self covered with dust,” a local trader Usman Kachalla told PT.

An official of the Civilian-JTF, Alhaji Khalil, also confirmed the incident.

“Yes there was a blast early this morning outside Muna Garage along Mafa road. We have sent our operatives down there; but we have not confirmed the casualty.”