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Fresh explosion kills 9 in Maiduguri
The Nigeria Police in Borno has said that nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the state capital in a vehicle explosion.
Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded. Isuku said that the incident occurred at about 10.30am near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis.
“There was an explosion today along Gubio road just before the military check point. The incident occurred at abolut 10.30am.
“According to preliminary report, a pick-up van with nine persons on board emerged from a bush path to join the road to Gubio town, when it exploded, killing all the persons,” Isuku said.
He added that details of the incident would be released after due investigation.
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