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Maiduguri Bombing Update 50 dead, 95 injured in blasts

Another 95 persons were severely injured in the explosions which went off in the Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar areas of the state capital.

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The bomb blasts which occurred on Sunday, September 21, 2015, in Maiduguri, Borno State have claimed at least 50 lives, reports say.

Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014 play

Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014

(Premium Times)

 

According to Vanguard, another 95 persons were severely injured in the explosions which went off in the Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar areas of the state capital.

Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only) play

Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only)

(Copt)

 

The explosions, believed to be the work of Boko Haram suicide bombers, reportedly occurred between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday.

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Boko Haram terrorists

(Nigeria Monitor)

 

The blasts have been confirmed by Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman who said that the explosions show Boko Haram’s increasing desperation.

READ: Boko Haram is desperate- Army

The death toll has however not been officially confirmed by any of the necessary emergency authorities.

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