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Explosion kills one vigilante, injures 7 in Yobe

Three bomb explosions rocked Ajilari Cross area of Maiduguri on Tuesday night.

by Azeez Adeniyi

A member of the local vigilante group has been killed while seven others were injured after an explosive device believed to have been planted by Boko Haram exploded near a bridge at Wulle village,  Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, Daily Trust reports.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred when the vigilantes responded to a distress call that the insurgents snatched vehicle in the village.

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Commander of the vigilante group, Mallam Muhammad Awana, said, “Yes, the incident happened, and we are sad about it but it will not deter us from fighting the insurgents. We will continue to look out for these criminals till we wipe them off completely to restore normalcy.”

One of the vigilantes who escaped the explosion, Malam Baitu, said the explosion killed the driver conveying them to the village.

He added that the injured members received treatment at the Damaturu Specialist Hospital.

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