According to Premium Times, at least 63 persons were reportedly killed
on Tuesday when a massive explosion from a bag found by members of
the Civilian-JTF in Monguno town of Borno state went off as residents
gathered to take a look, security sources and witnesses said. Many other
onlookers and by-passers were also injured by the blast that occurred at
Haruna Bukar, an operative of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN),
who claimed to have witnessed the incident informed journalists on
phone that a group of Civilian-JTF member discovered a heavy bag filled
with explosives at an old camp of the Boko Haram sec along Monguno-
Marte road, and decided to bring it into the city. What he said after the
“It was not an attack by Boko Haram, but explosion from a discovered
bag filled with bombs”, he said.
“When they found the bag containing what later turned out to be
improvised explosives, they brought it to Monguno town where people
gathered to take a look at it.
As they were busy fiddling with the content of the bag, the bombs went
off with a massive blast that killed about 63 persons and injured dozen
“It was really a very sad incident that affected many families. Most of
those affected are young men and a few number of females”.