A vehicle explosion on Tuesday morning has killed nine persons in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Borno State Police Command in a statement, said that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.
The statement, signed by spokesman of the command, Victor 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 abolut 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.
The police spokesman added that details of the explosion would be released after due investigation.
This latest attack is coming about 72 hours after twin bomb blasts rocked the Borno capital, killing at least six persons.