Maiduguri: Many killed in twin explosion

Twin-bomb explosion Saturday sent troubled Maiduguri into panic as several persons were said to have been killed.

The explosion occurred  at a densely populated part of the town, Ajilari- Bintu Sugar at about 6pm when a pick-up van loaded with fire woods suddenly exploded and went into flame.

The people of the area, who spoke to journalists on phone, said the pick-up van was parked very close to the commercial area where people gathered to buy food for their dinner.

One of those who spoke on phone from the area, Mrs. Felicia Odelanu  said the explosion claimed many lives especially those selling fried bean-cake, roasted and fried fish and barbecue.

Among those killed were those that besieged the commercial area to buy their dinner and passerby.

Odelanu, said the twin explosion shook the entire area as if it was an earthquake and that many people in the area were still in fear believing that another bomb may be planted in the area.

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