Boys Recuperating After Unexploded Ordnance Blast in Northeast Nigeria


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(HumAngle) Four young boys injured after picking unexploded ordnance in Ngala town near the shores of Lake Chad are recuperating at a hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in Northeast Nigeria.

The boys, Uwa, Umar, Hussaini, and Abdullahi, were playing outside their home when they found a strange object.

“Unaware of what it was, the children were curious. The strange object turned out to be UXO and sadly detonated in their hands,” the ICRC said in a statement on Wednesday, Aug. 10.


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Published: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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