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Improvised Explosive Device Blows Up Two Commercial Vehicles In Borno

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram have killed multiple passengers travelling to Borno State capital, Maiduguri, HumAngle has gathered.

Sources in Maiduguri said the explosives were planted at Maula village, a flashpoint notorious for attacks on civilians and the military.

The actual number of casualties was not immediately known.

The commercial vehicles were moving passengers from Gamboru through the trans-Sahara Highway linking Maiduguri- Dikwa and Gamboru to Cameroon – Chad.

Many passengers were reported killed while those who sustained injuries are currently being managed at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and International Committee of the Red Cross facility in Maiduguri.

A few days ago, ISWAP propaganda news outlet, Amaq, claimed an ambush on troops along Gamboru – Dikwa road.

In February 2019, insurgents attacked the convoy of Kashim Shettima, then governor of Borno state, at Maula village.

The incident happened while the governor and his campaign team were on their way to Gamboru Ngala.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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