Attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri as President Buhari’s visits place

Explosions rang out Thursday in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as President Muhammadu Buhari arrived for an official visit, according to local media.
Five people were killed, including a 16-year-old girl, while at least eight others were injured in the explosions. President Buhari was not injured.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Maiduguri residents say they suspect the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Initial reports indicate the attackers fired projectiles. According to residents quoted by local media, one bomb fell on a mosque, and another hit the Maiduguri airport, where the president landed Thursday.
Nigerian officials have not yet issued a statement.
While in Borno State, Buhari is scheduled to inaugurate projects at the University of Maiduguri and elsewhere in the city. For now, no one knows if the president’s schedule has been affected by the attack.
Nigeria has been battling the Boko Haram insurgency for 12 years, with Borno State the epicenter of the fighting.