THREE separate bombs exploded in the Gomari and Ajilari areas of Maiduguri on Sunday September 20 reportedly killing at least 90 people and leaving large numbers injured.
According to a Nigerian military spokesman these improvised explosive devices were the work of terrorist group Boko Haram which came to worldwide notice with the kidnap of 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, the bulk of whom have never been released.
One bomb exploded at a mosque, while the other two detonated at an entertainment centre where people were watching a football match. At three hospitals in Maiduguri City, staff worked through the night to try to save the dozens of people who were brought in with injuries.
Boko Haram is a jihadist group based in the north of Nigeria led by Abubakar Shekau, which has the avowed aim of creating an Islamic state and boasts around 7,000 members. It has previously attacked targets in Maiduguri and although the Nigerian Government has indicated that the group is being stifled, it is still capable of this type of indiscriminate attack.