Maiduguri – Police in Borno said nine persons
were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle
Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku,
said in a statement that the dead were all in the
vehicle when it exploded.
Isuku said that the incident occurred at about
10.30 a.m. near a military checkpoint along
Gubio road in the metropolis.
“There was an explosion today along Gubio road
just before the military check point. The incident
occurred at about 10.30 a.m.
“According to preliminary report, a pick-up van
with nine persons on board emerged from a
bush path to join the road to Gubio town, when
it exploded, killing all the persons,” Isuku said.
He added that details of the incident would be
released after due investigation.