Seven hunters have tragically lost their lives in Borno state after their vehicle ran over a landmine planted by Boko Haram.
The local hunters were after Boko Haram terrorists who had allegedly rustled cows from communities in Jere Local Government.
19 others sustained varying degrees of injuries as confirmed by Ahmed Satomi, member representing Jere Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Satomi said, “It was sad that seven local hunters were lost to a landmine with 19 others injured.”
He said, “Hunters on patrol, after receiving an alert that Boko Haram had rustled some cattle from some villages, decided to pursue them. Unfortunately, they hit a landmine in their pursuit.
“On their way, after a village called Kayamla in Konduga, after Alau Dam, they hit a landmine and their vehicle got broken and they had to call for reinforcement from a nearby unit.
“The reinforcement came with a vehicle loaded with about 20 local hunters which moved to support the first vehicle and on their way, they hit another landmine which scattered their vehicles, killing seven and injuring 19 others.”