At the earliest hour this morning, just before the commencement of the 2019 general election in Nigeria, it was learned that suspected Boko Haram terrorists attack some areas of Maiduguri, Borno state.
The news was first reported by SaharaReported via their social media platform, the report claims that residents of Maiduguri are currently in panic as a series of explosions have rocked the city all within a few minutes. It was later reported that there have been seven explosions so far in the city today, the explosions began around 5:50am and ended a little around 6am.
The people of this affected areas of Borno state are said to be worried about their safety, especially with the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to begin in less than two hours.
At the time of this report, it was not clear the number of casualties, or how much properties were destroyed but according to SaharaReporters, this is what they said in their social media post earlier today. Read below:
“BREAKING: Maiduguri Under Attack On Election Day As Seven Explosions Occur Within Ten Minutes | Sahara Reporters The explosions, 7 of them, began at around 5:50am & ended a little around 6am.
@BokoHaramWatch @HQNigerianArmy #NigeriaDecides2019″