A fresh blast suspected to be from a vehicle loaded with explosives, rocked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state on Saturday morning.
The explosion occurred around Bulumkutu area just in front of Shehu Elkanemi college.
According to Premium Times, a witness said: “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.
A resident of the area, Mallam Sheriff, confirmed the incident.
“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.