Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Another Bomb Blast Rocks JTF Checkpoint In Maiduguri
Less than 24 hours after militant Islamists bombed a beer joint killing 43 people, Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State has again been rocked by another bomb blast, SaharaReporters has learned.
Today's blast targeted the Customs area of Maiduguri where members of the Joint Task force maintains a secretariat. SaharaReporters learned that Islamists targeted a JTF check point near Custom House on Dikwa Road in the Maiduguri metropolis.
As of the time of filing this report, no casualty figures had been released by the police or the JTF but eyewitnesses said several people have died while 9 people injured were taken to the university of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital