The police on Saturday confirmed an explosion killing about 20 people in a village in Borno State.
Reports stated the explosion occurred at Abachari town, in Damboa Local Government Area, on Saturday evening.
Borno police commissioner, Damian Chukwu confirmed the casualty to Channels Television.
“At about quarter to nine, yesterday night, a loud explosion was heard at Abachari village, along Damboa/Chibok road. The DPO mobilised with our men from the SARS and civilian JTF to the scene and found twenty people dead and 48 others injured.
“Some of the bodies were found chattered, indicating that the explosion came from an explosive device,” Mr Chukwu said.
Though details of the disastrous explosion are still sketchy but the attack having been suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers with links to the dreadful Boko Haram terror group.