Woman with her baby, 2 others killed in Bomb explosion in Biu, Borno state

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Four persons including a woman and her baby
have been confirmed dead in a bomb attack in
Biu, Borno state this morning. According to a
statement by the Nigerian Army, at about
8.15am today a tricycle, known as “Keke
NAPEP” unknowingly stepped on an Improvise
Explosive Device (IED) planted by the side of Biu
-Damboa road close to a military checkpoint at
the outskirts of Biu town, Borno State.
Unfortunately, the IED exploded instantly killing 4
persons comprising of a woman with her baby
and 2 other male adults. Three other persons
were injured including a soldier and they were
immediately evacuated to Biu General Hospital.
We regret to state that the injured soldier also
died at the hospital. The general area has been
cordoned off and Explosive Ordinance Device
(EOD) team from Forward Operation Base (FOB)
in Buratai have been mobilized to carryout
further search of the area. Preliminary
investigations shows that the IED was buried
long time ago undetected. It exploded when the
tricycle erroneously stepped on it.

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