30 October 2011
A bomb blast rocked the troubled northeastern Nigerian city of
on Sunday in an attack on a military patrol vehicle, the army and residents said. Maiduguri
Although residents reported seeing an ambulance speeding away from the area, the army said there had been no casualties. The city has previously
been targeted by scores of bombings blamed on an Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.
"There was a bomb attack targeting a military patrol vehicle, but there were no casualties," said Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, commander of operations for a task force assigned to the city.
Residents described a large explosion, and one said he saw an ambulance driving at speed away from the area.
"There was a loud explosion," said resident Hammadi Yakubu. "The explosion was the loudest I
've heard so far in the city."