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Four Killed As Heavy Explosions, Gunshots Rock Maiduguri

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The heavy explosions from Rocket Propelled Launchers and grenade with sporadic gunfire that rocked the city of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, left four residents dead, several others injured and houses destroyed.

The attack, coming barely 12 hours after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and other elected state governors, was carried out by suspected terrorists at about 12:30am, Saturday in an attempt to invade Maiduguri, a situation that led to exchange of fire between them and troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army.

Sources said, “the terrorists after realising the heavy fire power from troops, started firing their rocket Launchers into the city, which led to the killing of a taxi driver, Mallam Bukar around Borehole area of Gomari airport of Maiduguri metropolis, while the three other residents died at different locations”.

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