0858 GMT March 19, 2019
"We have received at least 47 dead bodies and at least 50 with injuries from the Sabon Gari market where there was a blast this afternoon," a nurse at Biu General Hospital in Borno State said.
''We heard loud explosions at about 01:35 p.m. (1235 GMT). When we arrived there people had scattered, it was not suicide bombers but it [the bomb] was planted at the center of the market,” Babagana Iliya, a Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member, told online news agency SaharaReporters.
Sabon Gari village lies along the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway and is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from Biu, the largest town in southern part of Borno State.