Maiduguri - The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) has confirmed the killing of one person after an explosion in Maiduguri.
This is contained in statement issued by the JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
According to the statement the victim of the explosion is a suspected terrorist planning to use the explosive for an attack.
The statement announced that there was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion today at West End in Maiduguri metropolis.
``The IED was concealed in a wheel barrow by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists and it exploded at about 08.35 a.m.,’’ the statement added.
It stated that the owner of the IED died instantly after the explosion.
``The owner of the wheel barrow was killed instantly while attempting to escape. No casualty was recorded.
The statement, however, said that another IED was recovered in Gwange by the JTF and was detonated safely.
``Similarly, an undetonated IED was discovered by the JTF troops in Gwange- Sabonlayi, Maiduguri metropolis at about 11.29 a.m. today.
``The explosive device was strongly suspected to be planted there by Boko Haram group. It was recovered and detonated by the Bomb Disposal Arm of the JTF by 11.40 a.m. today.
``No casualty was recorded in the two separate occurrences and normalcy has since been restored in the affected areas as people are going about their normal activities unhindered.’’