Five Die In Early Morning Maiduguri Blast


Five people have died this morning when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a car near Muna garage, in Maiduguri this morning. Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the state Police Command, confirmed the incident in a statement saying;

“Please be informed that at about 0830 today (Wednesday), there was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion on board a Golf 1 motor vehicle with reg. No JERE 349 XA, body S/No RTEAN 7179 taxi colour.

“The car was carrying five people – four females and a male driver,” Isuku said.

“The explosion occurred when the taxi was attempting to join the convoy of other vehicles heading to Gamboru town.

“All the four female passengers and the male driver died in the explosion,” Isuku said.

“The suicide bomber who is reasonably believed to be one of the female casualties, was picked along the road,” Mr. Isuku said.

He further noted that the explosion did not affect the other vehicles on the queues as everybody rushed out after the explosion.

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