Police in Borno said nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle explosion.
Spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.
Isuku said 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.