According to Premium Times, the soldiers at the checkpoint near a military barracks were killed by a male suicide bomber, suspected to a member of the Boko Haram sect as he detonated a vehicle laden with explosives when he was being frisked by the personnel.
A senior officer, who spoke under anonymity, confirmed the incident to the media outfit but with a different account on the location and affected casualties.
“Of course there was a blast today, but it was not exactly at the military checkpoint as you said; it was some 60meters away from it; and it was civilians that were affected”, he said.
A source who spoke to Vanguard said, “four people including the suicide bomber died at the check point, but I cannot tell you whether security operatives were part of the victims.
“It was at about 6pm when motorists and residents were rushing home to beat the 7pm curfew when a suicide bomber in one of the vehicles awaiting checking detonated his explosives killing four people with scores injured”.
Confirming the incident, the Police Commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun said “It is true as it happened near a military checkpoint.
“Two persons are confirmed dead and three others injured”. Opadokun stated.