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Borno mine blast kills 2 civilian JTF commanders, others


Borno mine blast kills 2 civilian JTF commanders, others

Two civilian JTF commanders and their lieutenants were killed in a mine explosion near Ndufu village in the Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to security and local sources, the incident occurred around 10 am on Thursday.

A senior CJTF commander, speaking anonymously, revealed that the victims encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried by the roadside during their routine patrol in Ndufu town.

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“The general commander of Gambarou, Bukar Goni, and the commander in charge of Ngala area, Malam Cede were among the six people in the car and they all died,” the source disclosed.

The team departed Ngala town around 3 pm for their patrol in the Ndufu area.

“At the entrance of Duhu town, their vehicle (Hilux van) exploded on contact with (IED) and they all died,” the source added.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth from the Borno State command, were unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls or text messages.

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