5 August 2011
About the same time a bomb exploded killing two persons, gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram Thursday attacked a police station in
Maiduguri, . Borno State
The bomb, which also injured two persons, exploded beside a bank along
at 8.20am, causing panic among residents as people scampered for safety.
Sources said the explosion took place as many people were waiting in front of the bank in anticipation of the 9am opening time to collect their July salaries.
"Everybody fled as soon as the explosive went off but I can't say precisely if the victims were among those that fled or they were at the spot where the bomb exploded. I only saw two corpses on the ground after the soldiers arrived the scene," a resident disclosed.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) confirmed the casualty figure, and said the deaths were caused by gun shots fired by Boko Haram.