At least nine persons were killed on Tuesday morning when improvised explosive devices conveyed in a pickup van exploded, killing all passengers on board.
It exploded shortly after climbing the tarred road heading towards Gubio, a town 80 km away from Maiduguri.
It was reported that the explosion occurred around 10:30am.
Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police confirming the incident said; “There was an explosion today along Gubio Road just before the military check point. According to a preliminary report, a pick up van with 9 persons on board, emerged from a bush path to join the road to Rubio town when it exploded killing all the persons on board.”