Explosion kills 9 person in Maiduguri

Nine persons were left dead in a vehicle explosion on Tuesday in Maiduguri, according to police in Borno.

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 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. Details of the incident would be released after due investigation, he added