At about 3:45pm, Saturday, as Muslim faithfuls gathered along Ali Kotoko Road, near Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno,a suicide bomber detonated killing 26 people and injuring another 28people.
“We were terrified by the loud explosion that rocked the mosque near bicycle sellers market and other shops when the prayer session was cut and worshippers fled to safety. But many were killed and scores injured”, according to Modu Fugu, of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
This event was however followed by other smaller explosions around Monday Market.
As Nigeria gets ready to run with a new government, it’s apparently the battle against insurgency is far from being won yet.