As 2019 Presidential and National Assembly kicks off, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the early hours of Saturday have been struck with series of explosions.
According to reports into the incident, residents of Maiduguri were seen running for the lives.
The development was revealed in a series of tweets by Ahmad Salkida a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership.
According to Salkida, over ten explosions by suicide bombers and other Boko Haram insurgents began at around 5:50 am.
However, the Nigerian army, fought the insurgents as they were prevented from having asses to the main city.
“Over 10 heavy bomb blasts so far in Maiduguri.
“Several suicide Bombers and mostly RPG fire targeted towards the metropolis from the outskirts, the response by Nigerian troops has made Boko Haram not to march on into the city centre.”
Over 10 heavy bomb blasts so far in #Maiduguri.
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) February 23, 2019
This is coming few hours to commencement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
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