Landmine injures returning IDPs

Posted by News Express | 27 October 2016 | 2,229 times

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A number of persons have sustained injuries after a truck conveying internally displaced persons, IDPs, from Maiduguri to Gamboru-Ngala, ran into a landmine planted on the highway.

Gamboru-Ngala is one of the communities recovered from terrorist sect Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army.

The incident occurred barely an hour after the military authority in Maiduguri, officially okayed the movement of over 200 cars and trucks conveying the returnee IDPs and food items to the liberated border community.

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Bello Moduganari, confirmed the incident saying “There is no report of death so far, but arrangements have been made to convey the victims to the hospital.

“We just received the sad news that one of the vehicles that we had cleared to move to Gamboru-Ngala ran into a landmine at Ngom Village, some 20km away from Maiduguri,” Moduganari said.

“We learnt the landmine was planted in the centre of the road and an unsuspecting Land Cruiser jeep ran over it.” (TV360 Nigeria)

•Photo shows an IDPs Camp.

Source: News Express

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