Suspected Boko Haram member dies in wheel barrow bomb attack




By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI—A suspected bomber was, yesterday, killed in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, when a bomb, strapped to a wheel barrow exploded at Ramat Square along West End road and Gwange ward.

Confirming the incidents in a statement, Joint Task Force, JTF, Spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, said: “There was an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, explosion today (yesterday) at West End, Ramat Square General Area of Maiduguri metropolis.

“The device was concealed in a wheel barrow by suspected Boko Haram sect member and it exploded at about 8.35am. The owner of the wheel barrow was killed instantly, while attempting to escape.”

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Sagir, however, said apart from the mastermind of the blast, no other casualty was recorded and that the area was cordoned off and swept by the Bomb Disposal Arm of the JTF.







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