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Monday, 21 August 2017
2 persons killed as vehicles ran into buried Boko Haram IED in Yobe
A bomb explosion believed to have been
buried on a road in Yobe State has killed two persons and injured three persons
when the vehicle they were travelling in unknowingly steeped on it.
Military sources said some Boko Haram ambushed travellers along
the Damaturu-Biu road, on Sunday, had laid the bomb on the road. It said that
upon sighting the vehicle, the insurgents opened fire on it, prompting drivers
to manoeuvre their ways for escape.
“The vehicle sadly stepped on explosives buried on the road by
Boko Haram while trying to flee the Boko Haram shooting. Two people were killed
and three other injured,” the source who preferred annonimity said.
There was no official confirmation either from the military or
police authority in the state as at press time.
Hospital sources in Damaturu, Yobe State capital said three
injured persons were brought for treatment.