– Improvise explosive device planted by the Boko
Haram exploded, killing four people
– The military promised to end the terrorists wherever
they might be hiding
Boko Haram insurgents
The Nigerian army has informed NAIJ.com that the
improvise explosive device (IED) planted by the Boko
Haram sect by the side of Biu -Damboa road exploded close
to a military checkpoint at the outskirts of Biu town, Borno
The military’s spokesman Sani Usman in a statement said
that at about 8.15am on May 29 a tricycle, known as “Keke
NAPEP” unknowingly stepped on an IED.
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The statement reads in part: “Unfortunately, the IED
exploded instantly killing 4 persons comprising of a woman
with her baby and 2 other male adults. Three other persons
were injured including a soldier and they were immediately
evacuated to Biu General Hospital. We regret to state that
the injured soldier also died at the hospital.
“The general area has been cordoned off and Explosive
Ordinance Device (EOD) team from Forward Operation
Base (FOB) in Buratai have been mobilized to carryout
further search of the area.
“Preliminary investigations shows that the IED was buried
long time ago undetected. It exploded when the tricycle
erroneously stepped on it.
“We commiserate with the families of the victims of this sad
This unfortunate development has brought to the fore, the
need for more security consciousness and vigilance among
“We would like to reiterate that the explosion would not
deter us from seeing to the end of Boko Haram terrorists
wherever they might be hiding through our ongoing
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“We want to use this opportunity to solicit for more
cooperation from the members of the public to enable us
succeed in the fight against the remnants of these criminal
elements going by the appellation “Boko Haram terrorists.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has today, May 29, marked
his first year since he assumed the power.
The presidency boasted that it almost fulfilled its promise
to end the insurgency in the country.
However, the Boko Haram sect continues its attacks on
At the same time USA wants to sell up to 12 A-29 Super
Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria in recognition of
President Buhari’s reform of the country’s army.