Twin Explosions Rock Borno IDP Camp, NNPC Depot

October 29, 2016


By Ebitonye Akpodigha

Two bomb explosions have reportedly occurred at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno State as well as an NNPC depot.

Our correspondent gathered from a source at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that the about five people have so far been feared dead, while several others seriously injured and have been taken to the hospital.

However, spokesperson of NEMA in Maiduguri, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim only confirmed the efforts of rescue and health workers in the evacuation of wounded victims to hospitals for treatment while the dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary.

One of the blasts was said to have occurred at the Bakkassi IDP camp in Maiduguri, while the other happened at the NNPC depot on Damboa road, also in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

It was further gathered that security operatives are presently at the scenes of the two unfortunate incidents.

As at the time of filing this report, rescue efforts were still ongoing.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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