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IED ‘planted by ISWAP’ kills eight members of civilian JTF in Borno

At least, eight members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) have been killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists associated with the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gamborun LGA of Borno.

Three other victims reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries from the incident.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, reports that eight of the victims died instantly after they stepped on a landmine suspected to have been planted by ISWAP on Saturday.

The victims were reportedly on their way to Maiduguri from Gamborun Ngala.

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The publication said the wounded victims were evacuated to the hospital, while the CJTF members who died were taken to their families for burial arrangements.

On April 21, troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) destroyed a bread factory at an ISWAP hideout in Borno.

In January, three ISWAP commanders and 22 other members of the terrorist group were reportedly killed in military air strikes in the state.

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On April 17, about 10 passengers in a commercial vehicle were killed and 20 sustained injuries after the vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) planted at a roadside in Borno state.

 

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