Boko Haram Now Force Boys To Wear Booby-Trapped IEDs
With Saturday bombing in Dalti, a village near Maiduguri, carried out by a young unsuspecting Fulani boy, it might well appear that Boko Haram terrorists have switched gear in their sneak attacks with lethal suicide bombing.
Going by accounts of security operatives in their preliminary reports, the insurgents have devised new methods of strapping bombs on wandering young men in the area and releasing them into populated area.
The IEDs are often booby trapped only to detonate at attempt at removing the IED vest. This was happened to Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, aged 10 and 8 years respectively. The two boys, Fulani by tribe from 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. The scene was visited and the area rendered safe by police EOD team.
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