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Bomb Blast Hits Borno Cattle Market

Bomb Blast Hits Borno Cattle Market

Violence continued in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Sunday, when a bomb blast hit the Gambouru Cattle Market at 9.16am.

Yesterday’s blast, according to an eyewitness, and a butcher, Yakubu Isa, recorded no casualty, as the police rushed to the scene immediately.

Later in the day, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, launched another attack in Gwange ward on Saturday, killing a fridge repairer at his workshop at 3.15pm.

According to one of the Gwange residents, the attack lasted for 15 minutes with sporadic gunshots, before men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, rushed to the scene to repel the gunmen.

The affected area, he said, had been condoned off by soldiers to prevent further attacks and killings.

A JTF spokesman while speaking on the blast said: “There was a blast this (yesterday) morning at the Kashuwan Shanu (cattle market) area of Maiduguri.

“The blast went off without causing any casualty. Our men are patrolling the Gambouru ward and its environs to protect people’s lives and property. The area has since been condoned off to prevent further attacks by suspected terrorists.”

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