Friday, September 9, 2011

Bomb explodes in violence-torn Nigerian city of Maiduguri

7 September 2011

A bomb went off Tuesday in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri disrupting a three-week lull in bombings in the violence-torn city, local residents said. The explosion occurred along Baga road which had seen several such attacks blamed on an Islamist sect known as Boko Haram in recent months.

"The bomb went off around 8:20 pm (1920 GMT) by the roadside and everybody rushed indoors to avoid harassment by soldiers who usually vent their anger on residents everytime such attacks occur," Hashimu Abdullahi, a resident, told AFP.
"Nobody can say if there were casualties because soldiers have taken over the area, shooting in the air," he added.

Security forces were not immediately available for comment.

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