Terrorists bombs the city shortly before the president arrives. The terrorist group popularly known as ISWAP – Islamic State in West Africa Province launched multiple rocket attacks on Maiduguri, which happens to be the capital city of Borno state.
The attack took place moments before the president arrived. Reports shows that the president arrived at 11:45am on Thursday, December 23rd, as part of a one-day official visit to Borno.
The explosives, as reported, landed in several areas which includes Ngomari, Bulumkutu, Ajilari and Ayafe communities within the metropolis.
The attack was however, launched from the outskirts of Auno which is 15 kilometers far from the city.
Indigenes and residents near the area ran to safety amid explosive sounds.
Number of affected persons is yet to be ascertained but many residential buildings were destroyed.
Irrespective of the incident, the president was received by the Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum, his able Deputy, Usman Kadafur, members of national and state houses of assembly, and some top government officials.
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