An IED vest strapped on a Fulani boy by Boko Haram terrorists has exploded in the outskirts of Maidguri,Borno State, the police said.
Spokesman of the state Command of Nigeria Police Force DSP Victor Isuku, disclosed this development in a statement.
According to Isuku, “Yesterday 15/7/2017, at about 1000hrs, 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.
“They 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, the IED exploded killing Gambo Bukar alone, while Umar Bukar sustained injuries and was hospitalized. Scene was visited and the area rendered safe by police EOD team. Normalcy has since been restored to the area.”