Reports early Friday say a suspected Boko Haram terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), killing scores of innonent people.
The bomb explosion, which occurred at the popular Gamboru market in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, also left several people injured.
The actual number of casualty was not known immediately but security and emergency officials have moved the injured to the hospital.
The dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have killed thousands mostly in the north-eastern part of Nigeria in the past few years.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his inaugural speech on 29 May, 2015, promised to end insurgency and as a step towards achieving this, he has ordered the military authorities to relocate Command Centre to the war zone.
But despite the government’s threat, the terrorists have intensified deadly bomb attacks in the the frontline states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Plateau.