The Borno State Police command said yesterday, two boys of Dalti village in Jere LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri, went out for grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa LGA.
Its spokesman, DSP Victor Isuku, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday said, Gambo Bukar and Umar Bukar, aged 10 and 8 years respectively, are Fulani by tribe.
“They came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists elements. Gambo Bukar was strapped with IED vest and set free”, he explained.
“They returned home at about 1600hrs of same day and failed to disclose their encounter with the terrorists.
“In the process of unstrapping the vest, the IED exploded killing Gambo Bukar alone, while Umar Bukar sustained injuries and was hospitalized.
“Scene was visited and the area rendered safe by police EOD team. Normalcy has since been restored to the area”.