Sahara Reporters has just learned that around 2 pm in Maiduguri, a suicide bomber attacker has hit the palace of the Shehu of Borno State Alhaji Umar Garbai Abba Kyari. It is unclear at this time if there are any fatalities.
A palace source told SaharaReporters that the explosion occured as the Shehu was being escorted to the palace after Friday prayers. The explosion reportedly injured the ward head of Galtimari, Alhaji Lawan Makinta and some children in the Shehu’s entourage. The area has been cordoned off by men of the Joint Task Force comprising of army and the Nigerian police force.