Multiple explosions were heard in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, February 23.

It was learned that the explosions started around 5:52 am on a day Nigerians will be going to the polls.

More than eight explosions were said to have been heard. The explosions occurred around Molai, Dambo’a road, Bulumkutu and Njimtilo road axis.

AN24 gathered that gunfire and explosions were also heard from other parts of Maiduguri metropolis.

Nigerians are going to the polls today to elect a new president and their representatives at the National Assembly in an election which will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government had promised the electorate that security apparatus has been put in place to ensure their safety.