By Yemi Adebowale
A suicide bomber Tuesday night struck at a military checkpoint at the airport junction in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The tragic event took place about 10.30p.m. near the Maiduguri Airport, killing a guards commander whose identity was withheld for security reasons.
According to reports, some of the military personnel, mostly airmen, were already relieved to travel and meet with their families when the dastardly act took place.
“This is tragic. Do you know that our signal came out Monday afternoon for changes. We were already thanking God after eight months we were going to see our love ones again. We were to be withdrawn on the September 3, 2015 but see what has happened to our friend. It is so painful and unbearable,” one of the officers said.
Boko Haram terrorists have increasingly adopted guerrilla tactics and use of suicide bombers since they lost territories in the last three months.
And this is coming several hours after another suicide bomber struck in Damarturu, Yobe State, killing five persons.