The ongoing insurgency in Maiduguri, took another dimension today, Wednesday when two Indian expatriate workers were killed in a blast which occured in factory that manufactures Gum Arabic factory in the city Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to eyewitness reports out of the city, the blast around 10:00am, the attackers used the rain as cover to carry out their attack. The Gum Arabic factory is located at Bayan Quarters, not far from epicenter of the boko haram insurgents; not far from the exact location of Muhammad Yusuf’s mosque before it was destroyed in 2009.
The spokesman for the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagiru Musa who confirmed the incident said the area had been cordoned off and a search for the assailants had commenced. He also said cash amounting to N90,000 was also taken from the factory.
Boko Haram, an Islamist movement , has been waging a low level insurgency against the government, with the northeastern city of Maiduguri receiving most of the heat since the insurgents started as far back as 2009 after the groups spiritual leader Mohammed Yusuf, was killed in police custody .