Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:55 am
At least, 18 people have been killed in a bomb blast around Muna garage in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday morning, according to Abuja based Daily Trust.
Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the blast, but could not yet confirm the number of casualties yet. The Agency said it has dispatched emergency worker to the scene of the blast.
Daily Trust reported that the explosion went off Muna garage an area which is not passable without a military escort, on the way to Gamboru Ngala.
The newspaper also reported that trucks and vehicles conveying goods and passengers towards the area normally go in a convoy escorted by military men.
Daily Trust said though an eye witness said he saw 10 corpses at the scene of the explosion, but a source in Maiduguri Specialist Hospital said at least 18 bodies have been deposited in the hospital morgue with more being expected.
It will be recalled that the Army had last week intercepted at least three suicide bombers trying to get to Maiduguri in different parts of Borno State.