UPDATED: Blast kills more than 18 in Maiduguri

Published On : Wednesday, October 12 2016

A blast has ripped through a convoy of vehicles in the outskirt of Maiduguri killing at least 18.
The explosion went off this morning at Muna garage, which is not passable without a military escort, on the way to Gamboru Ngala.
Trucks and vehicles conveying goods and passengers towards the area normally go in a convoy escorted by military men.
An eye witness said he saw 10 corpses at the scene of the explosion, but a source in Maiduguri Specialist Hospital told Daily Trust that at least 18 bodies have been deposited in the hospital morgue with more being expected.
However, Public Relations Officer of Borno state Police Command, ASP, confimed the incident saying only five people died, while five others sustained injuries.
Another unexploded bomb found in the same vehicle that carried the explodded bomb has been successfully neutralised.