A suicide bomber has detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to his body, in the midst of trucks said to be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala in the early hours of Friday.
The Borno State Police Command stated that at about 11:00 pm on Thursday, the assailant snuck into the midst of 13 pickup trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, revealed that the resulting explosion razed down the parked vehicles beyond recognition.
However, the Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Police Patrol Team were promptly deployed to the scene to restore safety and normalcy, according to Isuku.
The Muna Garage axis has been notorious as the route for suicide bombers in recent times.