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Scores Feared Killed as Boko Haram Detonates Bomb Inside Military Barracks in Borno

Valentine Chinyem



A bomb has been detonated by Boko Haram insurgents inside the 33 Army Artillery barracks on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, TheCable is reporting.

The military source who confirmed this, said the incident occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday.

The source said, suicide bombers sneaked into the barracks in a tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP, and detonated explosives at a relaxation spot.

“The attackers took advantage of the high influx into the mammy market as a result of the demolition of brothels in the city,” the source said.

“The Borno state government has destroyed brothels in the city centre, people now troop to the barracks which is still full of life. The suicide bombers sneaked in and struck within the crowd.”

Moruma Zannah, a member of the Civilian joint task force (CJTF), a local vigilance group, told TheCable that many people were killed while those who sustained injuries were evacuated to the Maiduguri Specialist Hospital.

“I cannot ascertain the number of dead people. We all ran for our dear life,” he told TheCable.