Reports say Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state has witnessed an early morning multiple bombing.

The multiple blasts resulted in the death of eight people, according to Premium Times. Eighteen others sustained injury.

Early morning multiple bombing reported in Maiduguri, Borno state

First photos from the scene of the incident. Credit: Sahara Reporter

Reuters report quoted the police as confirming the incident adding that the Borno police commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said it happened at around 4:30 am.

“Three bomb explosions occurred this morning at three different locations near Muna Garage, Maiduguri. Four people were killed and 18 people injured,” he was quoted as saying.

According to Chukwu, two of the blasts happened at camps for people displaced by Boko Haram.

Sahara Reporters also broke the news saying the multiple bombing was reported around the Muna garage in Maiduguri.

Early morning multiple bombing reported in Maiduguri, Borno state

A victim of the attack and rescue workers at the scene of the incident. Credit: Punch

The Nigerian Army as well as Sani Usman, one of its spokespersons, had not made any formal confirmation of the incident at the time of this report.

Borno is one of the states in the north-eastern part of Nigeria most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency with thousands dead while millions have become refugees.

Boko Haram’s leader, Abu Shekau released a video recently claiming responsibility for the bombings in Maiduguri and other towns.

In their reactions, some Nigerians condemned the new attack while others called on the government to remain steadfast and act decisively.

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