Another Bomb Blast Kills 9 In Borno

Diary blast

Not less than nine persons were killed in another bomb attack in Borno state, on Tuesday morning.

A pick-up van was blown up as it travelled along the Maiduguri-Gubio road, killing all nine passengers on board.

The vehicle was said to have come out from the bush path and exploded shortly after climbing the tarred road heading towards Gubio town, about 80 kilometres from the capital, Maiduguri.

Victor Isuku, the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident.

“There was an explosion today along Gubio road just before the military check point,” he said.



    “According to preliminary report, a pick up van with nine persons onboard, emerged from a bush path to join the road to Gubio town, when it exploded killing all the persons on board.”

    Tuesday’s blast is the fifth in a series of recent bomb attacks within and around Maiduguri in the last three weeks.

    On Saturday, October 29, a twin suicide bomb attack claimed the lives of 9 people while 24 others were injured, according to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

    The next day, the Army authorities also said that an attempted suicide attack was averted after the would-be bomber was “neutralized” by vigilant troops.

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