An explosion, suspected to be from a vehicle loaded with explosives, has occurred around Bulumkutu area, just in front of Shehu Elkanemi College, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
According to a witness “the vehicle exploded on
traffic and there were two people inside the car”.
He called in afterwards to clarify that the blast was
from the popular commercial tricycle, Keke, which was riding behind a packed police patrol vehicle.
The witness said it was likely all occupants of the Keke and the police vehicle were dead.
Confirming the incident, a resident of the area, Mallam Sheriff, said, “Yes, we just heard a large
explosion from the direction of the area and I can see many ambulances and military vehicles heading in the direction. God help us, ” he said.
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