Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Photos: Bomb blast rocks Maiduguri market, over 50 killed

A bomb exploded this morning at a busy market in Maiduguri, Borno state killing over 50 people including 16 members of the Vigilante Youth, a.k.a Civilian JTF while about 68 persons were seriously injured.

According to reports a Peugeot 505 saloon car carrying charcoal but laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) exploded around the busy Elkanemi Round -About, Monday.Market and about 40 metres away from the office of the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in Maiduguri, the Borno state Capital on Tuesday at about 7am.

Chairman of Monday Market Traders Association, Alhaji Bukar Jere while giving the breakdown of the number of casualty to Governor Kashim Shettima when he visited the scene said 4 vehicle and four tricycles, popularly called 'KEKE NAPEP' were burnt in the blast, adding that the incident also affected 49 shops and Wares displayed by the petty traders on the road side.

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