Three bombs rock northeastern Nigerian city, no casualty

10:27, April 27, 2011      

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Three early morning bomb blasts had hit northeast Nigeria's Borno State, the police said on Tuesday.

The explosions in Maiduguri, the state capital created panic, as polling units witnessed low turn out of voters for governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The explosions in London Ciki and Baga road took place simultaneously around 5:40 a.m. local time.

State commissioner of police Mike Zuokumor told reporters that there was no casualty recorded in the explosions.

He pointed out that the explosives were carefully covered to prevent detection.

"I am appealing to the public to be security conscious and avoid stepping on any object on the road especially early in the morning or late in the evenings," Zuokumor added.

The police command on Monday placed restriction on movement during the polls when it discovered that some people were taking advantage of the relaxation on movement to plant explosives in the city.

Source: Xinhua
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