A pick-up truck was reported to have exploded along ‘Maiduguri-Gubio’ town in Borno state during the early hours of today claiming no less than nine lives.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, the truck was believed to have emerged from a bush path onto the tarred road before exploding and killing all passenger onboard.
Public Relations Officer of the Borno state police, Victor Isuku confirmed the incident.
"There was an explosion today along Gubio road just before the military checkpoint".
Deputy Superintendent of the Borno state Police Command revealed that nine persons had been on the pickup truck when it emerged from a bush path before exploding.
The deputy superintendent said;
"According to a 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 onboard".
Last month, about 18 persons were reportedly killed in a car explosion in Maiduguri, Borno state. [Read here if you missed it]