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Military not deterred by deadly Borno IED explosion

30 May 2016, 15:30Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The killing of  four people after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in Biu on Sunday willl not deter the army’s efforts to eliminate the Boko Haram, a spokesperson said.

A woman and her baby as well as two male adults were killed after the explosion of a device planted by the side of Biu -Damboa road close to a military checkpoint at the outskirts of the Borno State town.

It detonated after a tricycle unknowingly stepped on it, injuring three other people including a soldier.

Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, commiserated with the families of the victims of the incident.

Also read: Roadside bomb kills five in Borno State

He said the development had brought to the fore the need for more security consciousness and vigilance among all.

“We would like to reiterate that the explosion would not deter us from seeing to the end of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding through our ongoing clearance operations,” said Usman.

“We want to use this opportunity to solicit for more cooperation from the members of the public to enable us succeed in the fight against the remnants of these criminal elements going by the appellation ‘Boko Haram terrorists’.”

The general area of Biu has been cordoned off and Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team from Forward Operation Base (FOB) in Buratai has been mobilized to carry out further search of the area. 

- CAJ News


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