Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bomb Blasts In Nigeria Boron State Maiduguri

Borno State capital Maiduguri bled again on Thursday as two bomb blasts hit the state unit for disease control (epidemiological centre) as well as a Catholic Cathedral located in the heart of the city. 

The first blast occurred on Wednesday night at about 7.30pm. It was gathered the epidemiological centre which served as the biggest outlet for disease control in the state went up in flame as soon as the blast occurred.

It was gathered that men of the State Security Service joint task force codenamed, Operation Flush were immediately deployed to the area to forestall further breakdown of law and order. A police source said the fire service men could not be drafted to the scene due to the security situation in the city.

A shopping centre and a house located behind the epidemiological centre were also burnt. The shop owner, Mohammed Mustapha said he lost goods worth about N25 million, as he had just received delivery of goods.While residents were still gripped with fear over the Wednesday explosion, another bomb hit the St. Patrick Church premises at the Post Office area, also at the heart of the city.

The Boko Haram men are suspected to be behind the incident.

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