Nigeria: Tragedy Strikes as Boko Haram-planted IED Claims Lives of Civilian Joint Task Force Members in Borno

Nigeria: Tragedy Strikes as Boko Haram-planted IED Claims Lives of Civilian Joint Task Force Members in Borno

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

In the provided news article, it reports a tragic incident where two members of the Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) lost their lives, and eight others sustained injuries due to an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mafa town, Borno State. The incident occurred during the CJTF’s routine operations along the Mafa/Konduga LG axis, driving over an IED suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram terrorists. The injured were promptly taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for treatment. The Local Government Chairman, Goni Gonibe, confirmed the incident, expressing the loss to the fight against insecurity in the state. The deceased CJTF members were buried in Mafa town immediately after the incident. The local authorities, including the LGA Chairman and military officers, attended the burial and visited the injured in the hospital to offer condolences and assure proper medical care.

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