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.
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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
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