There was a bomb attack at a bus park on Wednesday, October 12 that killed 8 persons and 15 others injured in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Victor Izukwu, the Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Command, and Mr. Sani Datti, the Senior Information Officer, National Emergency Management Agency, have confirmed the attack, at the Muna Garage, which was caused by an improvised explosive device that took place around 8:30am.

Izukwu said:

“There was an IED explosion onboard a Golf motor vehicle with reg. No JERE 349 XA, body S/No RTEAN 7179 taxi colour carrying five passengers (four females and a male driver) by Muna along Maiduguri /Gamboru Ngala road.

“The explosion occurred when the taxi was attempting to join the convoy of other vehicles heading to Gamboru town.”

“About eight persons lost their lives, while 15 injured persons were evacuated to specialist and teaching hospitals in Maiduguri. Already, emergency workers have been deployed to the scene.”