The Police Public Relations Officer, Borno State Command, Emmanuel Isuku confirmed the blast in a statement, stating that all the five occupants of the vehicle were killed.
“At about 0830 date, there was an IED explosion onboard a Golf 1 motor vehicle with reg. No JERE 349 XA, body S/No RTEAN 7179 taxi colour carry 5passengers (4 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. “The suicide bomber who is reasonably believed to be one of the female casualties, was picked along the road”.