|Scene of the bomb blast|
image: Fatima Askira
Heavy casualties were feared after the explosion near a fish market in the Baga Road area of the city at about 3:50 pm (1450 GMT), said vigilante Danlami Ajaokuta.
#BREAKING Blast in NE Nigeria city of Maiduguri: vigilante, resident— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) June 22, 2015
Two Bombs exploded in Maiduguri Now.— Adamu muhammad (@Adamu105) June 22, 2015
UPDATE: via AP
Two girls blew themselves up on Monday near a crowded mosque in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, killing about 30 people, witnesses said. It is the fourth suicide bombing this month in Maiduguri, which is the birthplace of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.
Fishmonger Idi Idrisa said one teenager exploded as she approached the mosque crowded with people from the nearby Baga Road fish market, performing afternoon prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
The second teen appeared to run away and blew up further away, killing only herself, he said.
Civilian defense fighter, Sama Ila Abu, said he counted at least 30 corpses as he helped to collect the dead. Both men said there were many injured being sent to the hospitals.