The Nigerian Army has released a press statement denying reports of the death of over 200 people in Maiduguri yesterday.
The statement reads, “troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, intercepted and destroyed 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers at the outskirts of Maiduguri city. Contrary to earlier media reports and rumours flying around, 2 Boko Haram terrorists suspected suicide bombers earlier intercepted by vigilant troops disclosed their colleagues intent to enter the city with the aim of detonating bombs in selected public places.”
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a mosque in Maiduguri this morning. 20 people are feared dead from today’s attack.