Metro Borno: Soldier, Mother, Baby, 2 others Killed In Tricycle Explosion


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A soldier, and four other persons that include a mother and child were killed in Biu, Borno state, the Nigerian Army said yesterday.The unfortunate incident happened when a tricycle (‘Keke Napep’) accidentally climbed a Improvised Explosive Device, IED, planted along Damboa road, close to a military checkpoint and exploded.
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Giving details of the unfortunate incident, Army Spokesman, ol Sani Usman said, “At about 8.15am Sunday, a tricycle, known as “Keke NAPEP” unknowingly stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the side of Biu -Damboa road close to a military checkpoint at the outskirts of Biu town, Borno State.

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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 has been mobilized to carry out 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.”

Source: NAN
 

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