According to Sahara Reporters, the bomb exploded in the bus garage around 9 pm on Wednesday, November 23. A bomb has gone off at Muna Garage in the Maiduguri area of Borno state. Detail of the attack is still sketchy although Boko Haram terrorists are suspected to have carried it out. Victor Isuku who is the spokesperson of the Borno state police command confirmed that two people died in the attack.
He said: “About 2106hrs of 23/11/2016, an explosion occurred at Muna Garage along Gamboru-Ngala Road, Maiduguri. Two persons including the suicide bomber died on the spot.” Earlier, the Nigerian Army engaged Boko Haram in Borno leading to the death of seven terrorists. In a statement by Col Sani Usman who is the spokesperson of the army, he said troops of 119 Battalion Group of 8 Division deployed to Kangarwa village engaged in a gun fight with the terrorists.
Apart from the seven terrorists who were confirmed dead, several others escaped with gun wounds. Five soldiers also sustained gun wounds and have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment. It was reported that the terrorists were the same that attacked Dasa village on Tuesday, November 15 where they were repelled by soldiers. A suicide bomber has been gunned down by vigilant Nigerian security operatives in Maiduguri, Borno state. According to PR Nigeria, the suicide bomber attempted to penetrate a Transit Camp of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) along Muna Garage.