By Ebitonye Akpodigha Reports reaching us have it that an explosion on Tuesday morning in Borno State has claimed the lives of at least nine people. The incident reportedly occurred near a military checkpoint in the state. Public Relations Officer of the Borno Police Command, DSP Victor Isuku, confirmed that the explosion happened along Gubio road. According to Channels TV, a pick up van with nine persons on board emerged from a bush path to join the road to Gubio town, but exploded afterwards, killing all of them. However, Business Post could not confirm if the explosion was an act of terrorism or not. This incident comes barely 48 hours after Boko Haram militants killed nine persons, including five soldiers, in an ambush in Borno State. More details later.