Spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, Victor Isuku, has narrated how a taxi driver picked a female suicide bomber and eventually died along with four others in the taxi cab in Muna Garage, Borno State.
Victor, in a statement confirming the incidence today, Wednesday, said that the explosion occurred around Muna Garage along Maiduguri/Gamboru Ngala Road.
He said that the bomber was suspected to have been picked by the driver on the road, saying: “the suicide bomber, who is reasonably believed to be one of the female casualties, was picked along the road.
“The explosion occurred when the taxi was attempting to join the convoy of other vehicles heading to Gamboru town. All the four female passengers and the male driver died in the explosion.”
He said that the explosion did not affect the other vehicles on the queues as everybody rushed out after the explosion.
In the statement, Victor Isuku said: “please be informed that at about 0830 today (Wednesday), there was an Improvised Explosive Device explosion on board a Golf 1 motor vehicle with reg. No JERE 349 XA, body S/No RTEAN 7179 taxi colour. The car was carrying five people – four females and a male driver.” [myad]