Democracy Day: Soldier, Four Others Die As Boko Haram Land Mine Explodes Near Checkpoint
According to a statement issued by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, at about 8.15 am today 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.
The statement revealed that unfortunately, the IED exploded instantly killing four people comprising of a woman with her baby and two other male adults.
It added that three other people 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 mobilised further to carry out a search of the area.
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