Heavy explosions and gunshots which engulfed major parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have claimed lots of lives and leaving many others injured.
Score feared dead as heavy explosions, gunshots rock Maiduguri.
This incident has forced many residents in the affected areas to run for safety.
It was gathered that about 15 persons were killed while a lot of people sustained injuries in the explosions fired into Adam Kolo/ Shehuri which is a very populated community behind Shehu of Borno’s Palace.
The Miaduguri explosions were also heard around Kaleri which is behind University of Maiduguri, Adam Kolo, Limanti and Kagarmaei wards of the metropolis in Maiduguri.
Sources also said sounds of gunshots were heard around Fori and Cashew plantation general area near Giwa military barracks.
Sources said, armed Boko Haram insurgents were behind the attack attempting to infiltrate the city, as troops engaged them in the Maiduguri explosions.
Although, Maiduguri has been without witnessing any Boko Haram invasion for a long period, even as the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru last Sunday while on Operational Visit to the state gave 48 hours ultimatum to troops to recapture Marte Local Government Area which is currently under the control of Boko Haram before the Maiduguri explosions today.
It was gathered that, one of the Rocket Propelled Launchers fired by the Boko Haram insurgents into Kaleri has killed unspecified number of residents with others sustained injuries in Maiduguri explosions.