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Eight motorists feared killed, several injured in Borno landmine explosion

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Eight motorists feared killed, several injured in Borno landmine explosion

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No fewer than eight persons are feared dead and many others sustained varying degrees of injury when two commercial vehicles stepped on landmines along Ngala-Dikwa road in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

The incident reportedly occurred around 10:30 am around Kinewba village in Ngala.

The landmine attack reportedly happened about 115 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the state capital.

According to a security source, the two vehicles involved in the incident were damaged beyond repairs.

The vehicles were said to have left Ngala around 900:am while the incident occurred about 15 kilometers away.

Eight persons, including two children were feared dead and several others were critically wounded in the landmines blast.

A top civilian JTF source said the two vehicles, an Izuzu van and a lorry, stepped on the bomb and nearly all the passengers feared dead.

Recall that Governor Babagana Zulum had plied the route two days earlier when he went on a humanitarian visit to Ngala.