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A heavy explosion that occurred on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and the subsequent gun battle and exchange of fire between suspected Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives have left many persons dead.
The casualty figures are however still yet to be ascertained at the moment but eyewitness reports indicate that the insurgents tried to launch an attack on the University of Maiduguri from the northeast behind the military trench which is also behind the university.
Locals said the attack has caused pandemonium around settlements like Mairi, Kaleri, and Constein which are sharing fences with the University.
Residents of Kaleri informed explosions were being detonated within the area but cannot tell if there are fatalities.
‘People are just running in no direction. The explosions were coming from our area. What I cannot say is if people have died,’ the source said.
Africa Today News can confirm that it’s more than a year that Boko Haram insurgents made efforts to lunch such an attack on Maiduguri metropolis.
None of the students contacted in the University of Maiduguri responded to calls.
There are also no details yet from security operatives or from official quaters.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK