A 10-year-old boy has been killed after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped on him by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, exploded.
The incident which occurred on Saturday was confirmed in a statement by Borno Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku.
According to the statement, at about 10:00am on Saturday, two Fulani boys, Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, aged 10 and 8 years old respectively, from Dalti village in Jere LGA, the outskirt of Maiduguri, went out for grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa LGA.
While going about their business they came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists who strapped Gambo Bukar with an IED vest and set both of them free.
When the boys returned home at about 4:00 pm, they failed to disclose their encounter with the terrorists and in the process of unstrapping the vest, the IED exploded, killing Gambo Bukar alone, while Umar Bukar sustained injuries and was immediately hospitalized.
The scene was, however, visited by the Police EOD team who rendered the area safe.