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Eight motorists ‘killed’ in Borno landmine explosion

No fewer than eight persons are feared dead and many others sustained varying degrees of injury when two commercial vehicles stepped on landmines along Ngala-Dikwa…

No fewer than eight persons are feared dead and many others sustained varying degrees of injury when two commercial vehicles stepped on landmines along Ngala-Dikwa road in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

Daily Trust learnt that the incident occurred around 10:30 am around Kinewba village in Ngala.

The landmine attack reportedly happened about 115 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the state capital.

A security source disclosed that the two vehicles involved in the incident were damaged beyond repairs.

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“The vehicles left Ngala around 900:am while the incident occurred about 15 kilometers away. Eight civilians feared dead including two children, and several others were critically wounded in the landmines blast,” he said.

A top civilian JTF source said the two vehicles, an Izuzu van and a lorry, stepped on the bomb and nearly all the passengers feared dead.

Recall that Governor Babagana Zulum had plied the route two days earlier when he went on a humanitarian visit to Ngala.