Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri market, burns Yobe court

It was gathered that an improvised Explosive Device believed to have been planted by suspected members of Boko Haram on Sunday exploded at the Gamboru Market in Maiduguri, Borno State.

No death was recorded but four persons were critically injured in the incident which occurred barely 24 hours after 26 persons were reportedly killed when the sect members bombed a Monday market in the city.

The sect had on Friday night attempted to invade the troubled state capital but was repelled by the military. It was gathered that 16 people lost their lives to the bid.
A member of the youth vigilante group in the town, Abba Modu, told newsmen that the 1.30pm attack on Gamboru Market caused many residents to flee the streets.

“We know that the Boko Haram people hid the explosive in the market to kill traders and their customers again. But we thank Allah that nobody died. Four people, who were seriously wounded have been taken to the hospital by security agents,” he said.

Just as Modu spoke, the Chairman of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, Baba Abare, told journalists that Boko Haram insurgents had on Saturday attacked Fika and Ngalda in the state.

Abare said the insurgents, on arrival in the two communities, shot sporadically to scare people away so as to have ample opportunity to loot.

He added that their major targets were shops from where they stole foodstuffs and beverages.

Fika is 150 kilometres west of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital and shares common border with Gombe State .

It was gathered from a resident , Ibrahim Mohammed, that the insurgents first launched their attack on Ngalda before moving to Fika where they torched the local government area secretariat, a magistrate court and the Divisional Police station.


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