‎Army Confirmed Maiduguri IED Explosions

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Adetokunbo Fakeye


Nigerian Army Headquarters has confirmed there were three improvised explosive device explosions at Gomari and Ajilari general area in Maiduguri at about 7.21pm Sunday evening

‎Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement late Sunday while confirming the incident said, “although details are not clear, it is important to note the attacks signify high level of desperation on the part of the Boko Haram terrorists.”

Usman statement reads, “We would like to state that the Nigerian military would not be deterred in its determined efforts of defeating Boko Haram terrorists in the shortest possible time.

“We would like to assure the public also that now the terrorists have shown their ugly presence in such areas, there is need for more vigilance, security consciousness and prompt reporting of suspicious persons or group of persons in their midst. This would enable the security take appropriate measures against them.

“It would be recalled that their previous attempts to attack and blow up Allau dam was thwarted”.

‎The army spokesman added that, security personnel and emergency management teams have been drafted to the area and appropriate security measures being taken.

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