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Five soldiers killed in Nigeria due to mine explosion

Abuja, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Today, the explosion of a mine in the path of a military vehicle in the northern Nigerian state of Borno killed five soldiers, the digital portal Rippless Nigeria reported.

According to this publication, which cites military agencies as the source, the violent incident occurred near the border of this country with Niger. It is alleged that elements of the extremist group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) were responsible for placing the explosive device on the road.

Meanwhile, television medias reported that hours before the bombing, members of ISWAP attacked the community of Laayi, where they kidnapped four civilians.

Radical groups, among them Boko Haram and ISWAP, have unleashed violence in the country’s territories since 2009, resulting in more than 35,000 deaths and some two million persons displaced, according to United Nations´data.

Faced with the increase of violence in Nigeria, the elected president of this country, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who will take over office next month, promised, in campaign events, to fight with greater deployment of military forces against extremist groups, who are terrorizing communities.


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