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Maiduguri explosion kills 10, injures 60 – Zulum

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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At least 10 persons have now been confirmed killed and about 60 injured, following explosions that unseat Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Tuesday evening.

Governor Babagana Zulum, who confirmed the attack during his visit to the area, expressed sadness over the incident and sympathised with those affected.

He said: “We have been informed that about 10 persons were killed and 60 were injured. This is a new form of attack, totally different from the usual suicide bombing. It is worrisome and there is an urgent need to strategise to forestall further occurrence.”

While going round the hospitals, the governor assured the injured that the government would provide care for them.

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