Ten people have been confirmed dead and 47 others injured as Boko Haram terrorists bombed Maiduguri, Borno, Northeast Nigeria on Tuesday Evening.

At least 10 rockets were fired into the city by the insurgents.

Among the dead were nine boys playing football at Gwange, when rockets landed in the area.

Another person was killed and many injured in Adamkolo.

Hospital officials where the affected persons were rushed to, confirmed the figures to Governor Babagana Zulum who was there to assess the situation.

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Residents of the area were thrown into panic mode at about 7:00 pm when multiple sources reported gunshots and explosions near the Gomari area of the state.

Sources said explosions were also heard in Mairi area, a student’s village near the University of Maiduguri.

But the military immediately deployed gun trucks to the area as earlier reports indicated that worshippers in a mosque on the street called “Layin Bori” may have been killed.

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.