MAIDUGURI, Nigeria March 19 (Xinhua) -- Casualties were feared when an explosion hit a popular area on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno, local residents said.
Details of the attack and exact number of the victims were yet to be ascertained. The explosives at Bigs Roundabout, Bank area of the city, was targeted at Joint Task Force (JTF) patrol vehicles that just drove pass the place. Many including soldiers may have been killed. The attack came barely 24 hours after Boko Haram sect attacked three public schools in the restive northern city of Maiduguri, where four people were killed and three others were injured. A teacher was killed and three students were critically injured. Maiduguri, located in Nigeria's northeastern region, is a Boko Haram flashpoint, where the Nigerian government had declared and lifted some curfews due to waves of attacks.