The Borno Police Command on Saturday in Maiduguri confirmed the killing of 58 persons after multiple blasts in different locations of the town.
Commissioner of Police, Clement Adoda, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that 139 persons were also injured during the blasts.
“Today, Saturday, explosions through Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) occurred at three locations in Maiduguri. The first one was at first gate of Baga Road Market, at about 11: 44hrs, the second was at about 12:30hrs at Monday Market, while the third was at Borno Express Park at about 12:52hrs. So far, reports from the three locations indicate that 58 people died while 139 persons were injured, ” the police commissioner said.
He added that normalcy had since been restored to the affected areas.