Some Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
By Michael Olugbode
A courier of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), who is suspected to be a member of Boko Haram, was Tuesday killed when the device detonated in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in a signed statement by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said: “There was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion today (Tuesday) at West End, Ramat Square General Area Maiduguri metropolis. The device was concealed in a wheel barrow by the suspected Boko Haram terrorists and it exploded at about 8.35am. The owner of the wheel barrow was killed instantly while attempting to escape. No casualty was recorded; the area was cordoned off and swept by the Bomb Disposal Arm of the Task Force.”
Musa also said another IED was discovered at another part of the troubled town yesterday morning.
He said: “Similarly, an undetonated Improvised Explosive Device was discovered by the JTF troops in Gwange – Sabonlayi, Maiduguri Metropolis at about 11.29 am today (yesterday). The explosive device was strongly suspected to be planted there by Boko Haram insurgents.
“It was recovered and detonated by the Bomb Disposal Arm of the JTF by 11.40am today. No casualty was recorded in the two separate occurrences and normalcy has since been restored in the affected areas as people are going about their normal activities unhindered,” Musa said.