A bomb explosion has been reported at the busy Monday Market close to the Power Holding Company Nigeria (PHCN) building in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to SaharaReporters, the bomb exploded at about 8:20 a.m. within the market premises, a usually crowded commercial centre.
Following the huge security presence at the scene, number of casualties could not be ascertained as at press time, but Emergency officials are said to be on their way to the explosion scene.
However, one of the state government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the blast and revealed that the number of casualties were very high.
The source also noted that security operatives were on ground, trying to rescue some of the victims as well as secure the area.
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Although members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram are yet to claim responsibility for this attack, it is however, generally believed that the deadly sect is responsible. On Monday July 30, the Director of Defence Information Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, announced the arrest of a busimessman Babuji Ya’ari, who was allegedly involved in the abduction of more than 250 Chibok girls.