Maiduguri Explosions: Survivors Narrate Close To Death Experience


Some survivors of the explosions that rocked Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Tuesday have narrated their experiences.

Recall that the explosion led to the death of 16 people, while many were injured.

A 75-year-old man identified as Kaka Mallam who resides in Adam Kolo, one of the areas where the explosions occurred, during an interview with Punch disclosed that he was seated very close to a mosque around 6 pm when he began to hear the explosions and within some second, something hit him on his leg.

Mallam noted that he was wanted to crawl inside the mosque when he felt something hit him again, this time, in his lower abdomen.


“My neighbours from all around came to my rescue. They brought me to the hospital after the whole situation became calm,” he added.

Kaka Mallam, a widower with 14 children, earns his daily bread from petty trading.

“I came back from my petty trading and went straight to the mosque, did my ablution, waiting to perform the ishaa Sallah before heading home; then the explosions happened.”

“I sustained injuries on my leg and my buttocks. The governor came in last night at 10 pm and gave me N50,000,” Mallam added.

Another survivor identified as Mohammed Umar, an ND student of Ramat Polytechnic in Maiduguri, was hit by metal on his knee and cannot move his leg at the moment.

“I was sitting down when I saw people running and I stood up to run, my left leg refused to move. I tried but couldn’t move the leg; that was when I knew I was injured,” Umar noted.

Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has condemned the attack on Maiduguri, the state capital by Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the blast victims at different hospitals on Wednesday, Zulum said at least 10 persons were killed during the blast while about 50 people sustained injuries.

Source: Newspot

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