No fewer than 10 rockets were fired into the heart of Borno state, Maiduguri on Tuesday evening by Boko Haram terrorists.
The terrorists were however repelled by the Nigerian Armed Forces alongside the civilian joint task force (CJTF).
Journalist, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju who shared an update on the incident on his Facebook profile confirmed that lives were lost.
Update on Maiduguri Attack
Boko Haram fired 10 rockets into the heart of Maiduguri today. Nine boys were killed while playing football at Gwange, near the house of the Late General Mamman Shuwa when rockets landed in the area.
One person was killed and many injured in Adamkolo near the Shehu of Borno’s palace from the rockets.
The terrorists tried to capitalize on the confusion to invade the city but fighter jets and helicopter gunships were scrambled into the air and surface troops stood their ground to repel the attacks.