Two bomb explosions have been reported inside the Yerwa IDPs camp this evening around 6:20pm, eye witnesses have called to inform KSM News.
The camp hosts IDPs from Bama. Details of the explosion is still sketchy as at the time of this report, but witnesses says security personnels may have successfully detonated two planted bombs seconds in-between around the vicinity of the camp targeted at displaced persons. No one was reported injured.
KSM News can report that Ex-Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, an alleged Boko Haram financier, has in recent days, stepped up desperate attempts in trying to cause chaos in Maiduguri ahead of the general elections. Sheriff is doing everything possible to see that elections do not hold in Borno State since he has lost out in the contest, but has failed woefully. Sheriff had even tried to cause division within the ranks of the gallant Civilian JTF by accusing them recently of burning his UTC campaign building alongside APC supporters during the visit of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to the State, an allegation that he expected would trigger major division within the ranks of the Civilian JTF, but it failed again.
KSM News had reported earlier that military men under the seven division of the Nigerian Army involved in fighting Boko Haram insurgents had on Tuesday night demolished dozens of shops in different markets in Maiduguri without prior notice with traders coming in the morning to find their shops brought down.
Ex-Governor Sheriff has been fingered by Governor Shettima in masterminding the destruction. Governor Shettima made this disclosure at the inauguration on Thursday of an emergency committee that is saddled with the responsibility of evaluating extent of recent demolition of shops around some markets in Maiduguri with a view to re-settling the shop owners to keep them in business as well as paying compensations to those who lost commodities. Governor Shettima who strongly condemned the action of the military also fingered former Governor of the State, Ali Modu Sheriff, saying the former Governor might have used someone in the military to blackmail the APC administration to score political advantage. He had cautioned the military against political partisanship.
Shettima recalled that the former Governor applied the same tactics ahead of the 2003 Governorship elections in Borno State when he was deploying all means to takeover power from the late Mala Kachalla who was the sitting Governor of the State. Shettima added that the former Governor frustrated Mala Kachalla’s administration to the point of influencing not only demolitions of market stalls but also shutting down hospitals and schools through all manner of strike actions in addition to sabotaging supply of water to Maiduguri metropolis using some insiders that worked against the administration of Mala Kachalla.
Governor Shettima however declared that he is not the same as Mala Kachalla and as such, his administration will resist any attempt to sabotage it’s determination to make live more meaningful for the good people of Borno State. The latest of such Ali Sheriff devilish attempts may be the targeting at IDP camps so that elections would not hold within the camps, as INEC had said elections would hold in all designated IDPs camps in Maiduguri; a decision that did not go down well with Boko Haram sponsor, Sheriff.
We would continue to call on all citizens of the state to remain security conscious and report suspicious objects or people around them to security agents. Surely, Borno State, at the end, shall emerge victorious from her current predicament. The Borno sun shall rise again. And insha Allah, the likes of Ali Modu Sheriff, who hitherto have proven to be above the law in Nigeria, will surely one day be arrested and prosecuted. Kudos to our military for successfully detonating the bombs.