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Boko Haram straps Fulani boys with bomb

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Ibrahim Uba


The Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday at about 1000hrs strapped two Fulani boys in parts of the North East with bombs.


The Spokesperson for the Borno State Police Command, Victor Isuku stated on Sunday that two boys, Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, aged 10 and 8yrs respectively, Fulani by tribe, of Dalti village in Jere LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri, went out for grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa LGA.

Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that the boys “came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists elements.  Gambo Bukar was strapped with IED vest and set free”.

“They returned home at about 1600hrs of same day, and failed to disclose their encounter with the terrorists.”

In the process of unstrapping the vest, he said the IED exploded killing Gambo Bukar alone, while Umar Bukar sustained injuries and was hospitalized.


Isuku said the “scene was visited and the area rendered safe by police EOD team.  Normalcy has since been restored to the area”.


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