15 July 2011
Multiple explosions rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of
on Friday, the latest in a string of incidents in a region plagued by attacks by a radical Islamist sect and reprisals by the military. A bomb planted by suspected Islamists wounded eight policemen in the violence-hit Maiduguri , the Maiduguri
military said, while soldiers were accused of shooting civilians.
The Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the blasts but said it was too early to assess the cause or how many casualties there might have been.
"There have been two blasts, followed by a rampage from the military and we're seeing innocent victims. Our officers are now nervous about being in the city," a NEMA spokesman said.