No fewer than nine persons were killed on Tuesday morning when improvised explosive devices conveyed in a pickup van exploded.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku in Maiduguri, revealed that the explosion killed all passengers on board.
Isuku, in the statement, said that the incident occurred at about 10.30a.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 10.30a.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.