Buhari commissions projects after Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri


At least five people have been confirmed dead as multiple bombs landed around the Maiduguri international airport about one hour before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari to Borno State on an official visit.

The bombs believed to have been fired from outside the town began to land on different locations around the airport at about 10:45 a.m.

Witnesses and security sources familiar with the development confirmed that at least five motorized explosives landed in mostly residential areas, killing and injuring many civilians.

A source who spoke to newsmen said one of the bombs landed in Ayafe suburb of Ngomari, killing four persons including a 16 years old girl.

Other bombs landed in Ajilari Cross, Moromti and at the Legacy Housing estate in Bulumkutu.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned projects in Maiduguri as part of a one-day official visit to Borno State.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the presidential jet today landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport at about 11.45 a.m.

The president was received by Governor Babagana Zulum, his deputy, Usman Kadafur, members of national and state houses of assembly, and some top government officials.

Other dignitaries that received the president were the Chief of Army Staff, Farouq Yahaya and the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Christopher Musa, heads of security agencies, community and religious leaders.

During the visit, the President commissioned the Muhammadu Indimi Centre for Distance Learning and an International Conference Centre, both of which were elegantly built for the University of Maiduguri.