At a time when the focus of government is on rebuilding the North East following the reported decimation of dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram, a suicide bomber struck at a government compound in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing at least four people on Thursday, according to Sahara Reporters.
It was the second suicide attack in the city in 12 hours, and though no group has come forward to claim this latest attack, it is being assumed that this is the handwork of Boko Haram jihadists.
Troops of 7 Division Garrison Command of the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Civilian JTF maintaining security and vigilance, thwarted a suicide bomb attack of Sulaimanti, in the outskirts of Maiduguri on Wednesday.
The terrorist carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshipers at Sulaimanti mosque during the sunrise prayer, but was prevented from gaining access to the mosque.
A team of specialists on Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have successfully detonated the remaining IEDs and combed the area, though five civilians sustained injuries in the process.
The injured have since been evacuated to the hospital while troops and security agents have intensified patrol within the general area.
The military are presently raiding the Sambisa forest in an attempt to clear out the surviving groups of the terrorists, who have resorted to more desperate measures lately.