8 dead as Landmines explode in Borno community

Eight persons have been reportedly killed by landmines in Gwoza local government area of Borno State. Sources say the victims drove over the land mines around Warabe village barely fifteen kilometers away from Gwoza local government headquarters at about 10am yesterday March 18th.

The vehicle, part of a civilian convoy under military escort, veered off the road in an attempt to overtake another vehicle when it hit the device suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram members.
“The vehicle exploded and all the eight people inside were killed. Seven more people from the other vehicle were injured from the explosion.” a military source said


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