At least seven possible suicide bombers have been killed in multiple explosions which hit three different locations in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Thursday night.
Executive Chairman, Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi, confirmed the development and said SEMA officials have been on the scene of the attacks.
Reports indicate that the insurgents burnt down 13 pick-up vans loaded with assorted food items at Muna garage area where an IDP camp with over 45,000 people is located.
“Yesterday was another day for us, suspected Boko Haram bombers stormed three location and destroyed property worth millions,” Satomi said.
He also revealed that a golf car laden with explosives attacked the last check point on Maiduguri-Dikwa road but was gunned down by alert troops, which prevented loss of innocent lives.
Eight members of the Civilian JTF reportedly sustained light injuries and were currently receiving treatment at state specialist hospital, Maiduguri.
Early in the week, the Arewa Youth Forum revealed at a press conference in Abuja that it had intelligence which indicated that some elements benefiting from insurgency were behind the resurgence of Boko Haram violence in Borno State.
The group asked the federal government to extend the mandate of the military in the North East to include unmasking and prosecuting sponsors of Boko Haram.