Just In: Multiple Explosions Rock Maiduguri

Multiple explosions were heard in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday morning ahead of the commencement of the general elections.

Daily Trust reports that the series of blasts started just before 6:00am as Muslims were returning from the sunrise prayers.

The explosions, about eight in total, occurred around Molai, Dambo’a road, Bulumkutu and Njimtilo road axis.

Similarly, gunfire and explosions were also heard from other parts of Maiduguri metropolis.

The explosions come in the wake of a devastating attack on the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima that left several dead and many abducted.

Nigerians are going to the polls today to elect a new president and their representatives at the National Assembly Saturday.

The government had promised the electorate that security apparatus have been put in place to ensure their safety after the polls were shifted by one week from last weekend over logistical challenges.

More to follow…

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