Borno: Explosions hit Gomari airport, housing estate


Uba Group

Uba Group

There were reported cases of explosions, on Saturday morning, at the 1000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri, Borno State.

This came as a rocket launcher also reportedly landed at Gomari Airport, a community near the state capital.

Residents of the estate were seen discussing the incidents in groups in a video that surfaced while a large crowd of people was also seen in one of the houses that were affected by an explosion.

However, unconfirmed report indicated that no life was lost in the incident.

A military source said that troops of 33 artillery, Njimtelo, opened fire when they sighted insurgents on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

The insurgents were said to have also engaged troops in a gun battle.

Efforts to get reaction from the Police Public Relations Officer in the Command, ASP Sani Shatambaya, proved abortive at press time.