Gunmen attack residence of Armoured Brigade Commander in Maiduguri

Reports from Maiduguri this evening said gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram have attacked the residence of  the Commander , 21st  Armoured   Brigade in Maiduguri.This attack has come as a shock to observers watching the trend of events in the state.

There was no detail  about any casualty  on the heels of the attack on the commander’s residence .But earlier reports said soldiers have been battling with gunmen in some areas of Maiduguri since Friday night.These led to some explosions  in Gwange area up till late in the night .Further blasts were heard  today ,according to reports, in Kalari and Budum areas .

The Maiduguri explosions  came after a suicide bomber  attacked a Mosque in Potiskum in neighbouring Yobe state.The  Emir of Fika escaped death yesterday narrowly.About a month ago, a similar attack hit a Mosque which the  Shehu of Borno escaped death by  the skin of his teeth as well.

There is growing worry now because the targets of  attacks by the Boko Haram sect have become increasingly unpredictable.