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8 repentant Boko Haram killed after they mistook an IED for scrab metal in Bama


8 repentant Boko Haram killed after they mistook an IED for scrab metal in Bama

By Zagazola Makama

Atleast eight repentant Boko Haram terrorists were killed while one was injured by an undetonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED), in the North East of  Bama local Government area of Borno state on  Monday.

It was gathered that repentant terrorists, who sneaked out from Bama town allegedly transacted the business of scrap metals with some Boko Haram terrorists in a market known as “Daula” located in the outskirt of Goniri village in  Bama before the bomb trucked them.

The Ex-militantant were among the 1,000 persons that were recently released reintegrated back into the Bama community and resettled at Government Girls Secondary School Bama.

An Intelligence Officer told Zagazola Makama, A Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, that the ex-militant allegedly received the Scrabs from their former colleagues (Boko Haram), who are still hiding in the Sambisa forest without knowing that some of the items included an undetonated IED that was abandoned in the aftermath of Military Offensive.

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The sources said that the transaction between the ex-Boko Haram and their former colleagues was not something new, in many cases when they provided them with scrabs, they exchanged it with food items, like maize, salt, Maggi and other non-food items like clothing, petrol and medicine.

“After receiving the items, they will stay in the outskirt of Bama town to dismantle it pieces known as Ajakuta, before bringing them into the town to sell to their agents.

“They were in the process of dismantling the ions when the bomb exploded, killing eight of them instantly while only one of them survived with injuries.

“Some of them lost two of their legs, some were decapitated beyond recognition while some of them were shattered into pieces by the explossove,” he said.

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