An improvised Explosive device (IED) has killed four Quranic School Pupils (Almajiri’s) and two adults in Gubio local government area of Borno State.
Confirming the incident, the council chairman of Gubio, Alhaji Mali Gubio, said the incident happened in an uncompleted building around 11am, on Saturday.
“All the people involved are dead so we can not ascertain what exactly happened, but it was an IED explosion in a house where scrap metals were kept.”
“Corpses of four Almajiri pupils were recovered and adults, but we cannot identify the corpses of the 2 adults recovered at the scene, and no one has come to claim them,” he said
He said that the state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has banned metal scavenging in the state to prevent vandalisation of government facilities in deserted communities.
He said many people believed that metal scavengers unknowingly collected and stored the active IED along with other metal in the building close to the Quranic school (Tsagaya). (DailyTrust)