Ten people were killed, while 47 people were reportedly injured in blasts that shook Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, on Tuesday night.
Hospital officials to whom the affected persons were urgently transferred confirmed the data of Governor Babagani Zulum who was there to assess the situation.
Residents of the area were thrown into a panic regime around 7pm when several sources reported shootings and explosions near the state of Gomari in the state.
Sources say explosions were also heard in the Mairi area, a student village near Maiduguri University.
But the military immediately deployed trucks with weapons to the area, as earlier reports indicated that worshipers at a mosque on a street called “Layin Bori” may have been killed.
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Shortly afterwards, Channels Television noticed that an air patrol had also begun as the army combed the marked area around the Gwange.
This is the first attack on the city of Maiduguri in a long time and this may not be related to the constant attacks on the rebels on the axis of the state of Sambis.
Ongoing attacks on Boko Haram strongholds in the past have forced rebels to regroup as they sometimes filter into cities or attack soft targets.