Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a security meeting where he ordered service chiefs to tackle security threats in the north-east and other parts of the country.
A suspected boko haram bomber detonated an improvised explosive device attached to his body, killing himself and nearby civilians. At least four people died and eight others were injured when two terrorists attacked Maiduguri on Wednesday.
The attack occurred near Muna Garage in the Borno State capital when a bomber
After the bombing, a second terrorist stole a soldier’s rifle before he was shot dead by an officer.
“The first blew up himself, killing himself, a small boy, and one other. He also injured eight people, including policemen,” eyewitness Ali Kachalla told SaharaReporters.
“As State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) staff arrived at the scene to rescue the wounded civilians, another boy came shouting Allahu Akbar, grabbed a soldier and snatched his AK-47 rifle.
“But luckily enough, he could not open fire. As he approached another officer, he was shot dead.”
Mr. Kachalla added that a civilian was shot in the crossfire and has since been taken to the State Specialist Hospital by SEMA and Red Cross staff alongside other wounded victims.