8 people dead, over 15 injured in Borno State bomb explosion [PHOTOS]Wednesday, October 12, 2016
About 8 people were killed and 15 wounded, today, when a car exploded at Muna Garage Junction in Jere local governement area of Maiduguri, Borno state, killing 8 people including the occupant/driver and some passerby.
Giving an update, the Police Public Relations Officer, Borno State Command, Emmanuel Isuku said:
At about 0830 date, there was an IED explosion onboard a Golf 1 motor carrying 5 passengers (4 females and a male driver).
The explosion occurred when the taxi was attempting to join the convoy of other vehicles heading to Gamboru town. The suicide bomber who is reasonably believed to be one of the female casualties, was picked along the road.”
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the blast on its official Twitter handle. They wrote:
About eight (8) persons lost their lives, fifteen (15) injured persons were evacuated to Specialist and Teaching Hospitals, Maiduguri.SAD! May their soul rest in peace!