Landmine Blast Kills 10 in Northeast Nigeria


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(MSN) In northeast Nigeria, a vehicle carrying local traders struck an improvised landmine, killing at least 10 people and injuring 23, as reported by paramilitary sources. The convoy of farmers and fishermen had departed from Monguno on Wednesday en route to Lake Chad when their vehicle hit a mine likely planted by IS-linked ISWAP jihadists. Despite being pushed back from previously controlled territories, militants still ambush convoys from garrisoned towns.

Musa Kaka, an anti-jihadist militia member, stated the explosion occurred near Mosquito camp, about 3 km outside Monguno. The deceased were buried the same day, and the injured were hospitalized. ISWAP, a dominant faction in the Lake Chad area since splitting from Boko Haram in 2016, frequently targets civilian and military convoys. The ongoing conflict, which has lasted 15 years, has killed 40,000 people and displaced around two million, spreading violence to neighboring countries.

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Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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