Casualty figures continue to be on the rise as multiple explosions rocked Ajilari Railway Cross and Bintu Sugar suburbs of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital between 7;38pm and 8pm last night.
National and International Humanitarian agencies that participated in the evacuation of the victims put the death toll to over 60 as many of the injured victims could not make it as they died while receiving treatment this morning. Over 90 are reportedly injured and receiving treatment.
The explosions occurred at a popular telecommunication service point where many people gather to buy/sale GSM recharge cards and other petty businesses.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in an interview with Journalists confirmed the multiple blasts but insisted that the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained.