This is to inform the public that there were three improvised explosive devices explosions at Gomari and Ajilari general area in Maiduguri at about 7.21pm today evening. Although details are not clear, it is important to note the attacks signify high level of desperation on the part of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Security personnel and emergency management teams have been drafted to the area and appropriate security measures being taken. We would like to state that the Nigerian military would not be deterred in its determined efforts of defeating Boko Haram terrorists in the shortest possible time. We would like to assure the public also that now the terrorists have shown their ugly presence in such areas, there is need for more vigilance, security consciousness and prompt reporting of suspicious persons or group of persons in their midst. This would enable the security take appropriate measures against them.The Department of State Services is also on the trail of the perpetrators of this heinous and dastardly act. It would be recalled that their previous attempts to attack and blow up Allau dam was thwarted. Please disseminate this information to the public through your medium. Thank you for your kind cooperation. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations