At least 20 villagers have been killed when a motorcycle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Tuesday evening.
The bomb went off at about 6:30pm in Goni Mittiri village under Gumsa town in Gaidam local government area of the State, eyewitnesses explained.
It was gathered that mourners in the village, located some 20 kilometres away from Gaidam town, had gone to bury about 17 victims of Boko Haram attack, which occurred earlier on Monday, and while returning from the cemetery, they were struck with an explosion.
The bomb, according to the witnesses, may have been buried by the roadside.
One of the residents said, “We counted a total of 20 people at the scene of the incident, we will bury 11 people this (Tuesday) night while the remaining nine victims would be buried tomorrow (Wednesday) by 9 o’clock in the morning. A couple – husband and wife are receiving treatment in the hospital for their injuries from the blast.”