Explosion Kills Four, Injures Several Others In Maiduguri

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO:

Part of troubled Maiduguri was thrown into panic as a strange rocket fell, killing four persons and causing injuries to several others.

A large explosion which shook part of the town and caused many to flee was heard at about 6pm.

Some of the people who spoke to our correspondent, said a rocket fell on Adam Kolo area of the town.

Multiple sources said four person were killed in the explosion, which also resulted in injuries to many others.

One of the source, said a Mercedes Benz parked in the area was totally scattered.

He said that the corpses was removed and taken to the State Specialist Hospital.

He said those that were injured were equally assisted to the hospital to be treated.

When our correspondent drove to the place at about 6:30 to have a clear picture of happenings, the entire area was cordoned off by Civilian JTF and some soldiers.

Many people were seen fleeing into other parts of the town.

Some of those that spoke said they were not sure if the town was under attack.

As at the time of filing the report, the source of the rocket was yet unknown.

All attempts to get the military to talk on the incident was unsuccessfully as messages sent to their known spokesmen were not replied and call to their mobile lines were not picked.

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