Rocket Kills Four, Injures Several Others in Maiduguri

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There was panic in troubled Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, Tuesday night as a rocket killed four persons and injured several others.

The large explosion which sent many fleeing part of the town was heard at about 6pm on Tuesday.

The origin of the rocket has not been ascertained.

Some of the people who spoke to our correspondent, said a rocket fell on Adam Kolo area of the town.

Multiple sources said four person were killed in the explosion, which also resulted in injuries to many others.

One of the sources, said a Mercedes Benz parked in the area was destroyed.

He said that corpses were removed and taken to the State Specialist Hospital.

He said those that were injured were taken to the hospital to be treated.

When our correspondent drove to the place at about 6:30 to have a clear picture of the incident, the entire area was cordoned off by Civilian JTF and some soldiers.

Many people were seen fleeing into other parts of the town fearing that it may be a prelude to further attacks.

One of those that spoke, said: “this is strange, in all the years of the attack on Maiduguri, we have not seen such massive rocket landing on us.

“We just need to flee into town for it is getting dark and we do not know what lies ahead.”

As at the time of filing the report, the source of the rocket was unknown.

All attempts to get the military and other security agencies to talk on the incident were unsuccessfully as messages sent to their known spokesmen were not replied and calls to their mobile lines were not picked.