Explosion claims four lives in Gwoza.

Terhemen Abua with additional reports from Punch.


About four people were feared dead, Monday in a bomb blast at an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Borno State, say Doctors Without Borders.


The explosion happened at about 12:30pm in the border town of Pulka, in the Gwoza area, where a Spanish team from the medical charity is providing healthcare.


The military confirmed the incident saying only five persons were killed in the explosion.


The military however dispersed the fears of a possible suicide attack, maintaining after a thorough examination of the blast scene that it may have been caused by a mortar shell.


Ivan Munoz, MSF spokesman in Borno state, stated in an email to AFP that the blast killed three people and injured seven, one of whom subsequently died after being admitted for treatment.


He said all his team members are safe and equally monitoring the security situation to assess any further steps.


The unnamed military source said, they are still examining the fragments (of the mortar shell) to determine where it came from and who is responsible.


“It is not clear if it was a stray projectile or deliberate attack”, he added.

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