An undetonated Improvised Explosive Device(IED) has killed at least eight (8) repentant Boko Haram terrorists, leaving one injured in Bama , Borno State on Monday.
The repentant terrorists were said to have sneaked out from Bama town, where they transacted business of scrap metals with some Boko Haram terrorists in a market known as “Daula” in the outskirt of Goniri village in Bama before the bomb trucked them.
The former terrorists were among the 1,000 persons that were recently released and reintegrated back to Bama community and were resettled at Government Girls Secondary School Bama. Last month, at least 55 scrap metal collectors were killed in a series of attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. The victims were Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the affected communities.
An Intelligence Officer said the former terrorists received the scraps from their former colleagues (Boko Haram), who are still hiding in Sambisa forest without knowing that some of the items included an undetonated IED that was abandoned in the aftermath of Military Offensive.
Sources said the transaction between the repentant Boko Haram and their former colleagues was not something new. He noted that in many cases they exchanged scraps for food items, like guinea corn, 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 dismantled it pieces known as Ajakuta, before bringing them into the town to sell to their agents.
“They were in the process of dismantling the irons 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 explosive,” the source said.
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