Explosive kills 11 farmers in Borno


Eleven farmers were killed in Firgi town, Pulka Ward, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, after walking on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

An open-body car transporting the farmers to their farmlands stumbled on an IED and exploded, killing the farmers and two more riding bicycles.

According to a source in the humanitarian sector, the IED was placed on the shoulder of the main road going to the farm.

The occupants in the vehicle died, while the driver suffered major injuries that put him in critical condition.

The hour of the explosion was unknown, but the source stated it occurred on Monday morning.

The IED was suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram terrorists who have renewed attacks on commuters within communities in the North-East state.

Monday’s incident occurred barely two days after six pupils of the Tsangaya Quranic Centre in Gubio town were killed by an IED which exploded near the Tsangaya in the Gubio Local Government Area of Borno.