Barely 48 hours after a bomb blast ripped through the popular Maidugiri abattoir market killing dozens and an explosion recorded along the popular Baga Road Fish Market and motor park of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital has come under intense attack by terrorist group, Boko Haram once again.
In a report made available to Sahara Reporters, a female suicide bomber has attacked the army checkpoint in Maiduguri with many soldiers feared dead while some badly injured after the dreadful attack.
According to Premium Times, the soldiers at the checkpoint near a military barracks were killed by a male suicide bomber, suspected to a member of the Boko Haram sect as he detonated a vehicle laden with explosives when he was being frisked by the personnel.
A senior officer, who spoke under anonymity, confirmed the incident to the media outfit but with a different account on the location and affected casualties.
“Of course there was a blast today, but it was not exactly at the military checkpoint as you said; it was some 60meters away from it; and it was civilians that were affected”, he said.
A source who spoke to Vanguard said, “four people including the suicide bomber died at the check point, but I cannot tell you whether security operatives were part of the victims.
“It was at about 6pm when motorists and residents were rushing home to beat the 7pm curfew when a suicide bomber in one of the vehicles awaiting checking detonated his explosives killing four people with scores injured”.
Confirming the incident, the Police Commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun said “It is true as it happened near a military checkpoint.
“Two persons are confirmed dead and three others injured”. Opadokun stated.
This attack comes just after another suspected suicide bomb attack occurred in neighbouring Adamawa State.