The president said: “I'm disheartened by the news of the bomb blast in Maiduguri. My condolences to the families of the victims, the Borno state Govt”.
“Unable to hold territory, the severely degraded terrorist group now occasionally resorts to cowardly attacks on soft targets
“I commend our military for their unflagging efforts. This attack has further strengthened our resolve to completely neutralize Boko Haram”, the president said on his social media platform.
A car-bomb explosion was reported in Maiduguri in northeastern Borno state, Nigeria's emergency agency, NEMA confirmed on Wednesday, an area that has been repeatedly attacked by Islamist militant group Boko Haram during its seven-year-old insurgency.