Landmine Blasts Kill Ten In Northeast Nigeria


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(Barron's) At least 10 people were killed in explosions targeting motorists on a highway in Nigeria's Borno state near the Cameroon border, where jihadists from Boko Haram and an Islamic State-allied group continue to carry out ambushes. On Tuesday, a truck hit a suspected jihadist-planted landmine near Gamboru, killing seven people, including a woman and her two children.

On Monday, three individuals were killed in a similar incident involving a car and a truck carrying humanitarian aid. The Gamboru to Maiduguri highway, a crucial 140-kilometer trade route, faces ongoing security challenges with periodic ambushes and landmine explosions, raising concerns, especially as it coincides with the travels of the state governor, Babagana Zulum.

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Published: Thursday, January 11, 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2024

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