Boko Haram IED Explosion Kills 7 Farmers in Borno, Injures Others

At least seven farmers reportedly died while seven others sustained severe injuries after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspected to be planted by terrorists exploded on the Pulka/Firgi road in Gwoza Local Government of Borno State.

The farmers were travelling in a commercial vehicle in the early hours of Monday when their vehicle ran into the explosives planted by the terrorists, killing seven farmers on the spot including the driver while seven others sustained injuries.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, in a tweet, wrote that seven passengers including the driver were confirmed dead and seven others were severely injured by the explosive.

“ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists have been resorting to desperate but extreme measures to fight back against the crushing intrusion of their enclaves by the Nigerian Military”.

Four Almajiris, Two Others Killed in Borno Explosion

“They heightened the use of IEDs as their major warfare tactics due to their weakness and depleted capacity. These landmines had in the past days and weeks claimed the lives of innocent civilians – mostly women and children in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria”, tweeted Zagazola.

WikkiTimes had earlier reported that at least four pupils of the Quranic School popularly known as Almajiris were killed by an improvised Explosive device (IED) in Gubio local government area of Borno State.

Alhaji Mali Gubio, the council chairman of the local council confirmed the incident, explaining that the incident happened in an uncompleted building around 11 am, on Saturday.

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He said two other corpses of yet-to-be-identified persons were also discovered at the scene of the explosion.

Daso Kenneth, Borno State Police Command Public Relations Officer did not respond to several phone calls put to him by WikkiTimes and SMS sent to him had not been responded to as of press time.

Borno State is one of the states ravaged by the bloodshed of Boko Haram insurgents operating across the Lake Chad region killing thousands of locals in the last decade.

Despite relative peace in the areas, there have been still security concerns as the terror groups planting explosive devices in strategic locations to wreak havoc.


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