Accidental blast kills 12 in northeastern Nigeria

Victims receive treatment at a hospital, after an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP)

At least 12 people were killed and 40 others injured in northeast Nigeria when an explosive device detonated, civilian vigilantes helping the military against Boko Haram told AFP on Wednesday.

The device was picked up by one of the vigilantes as they travelled back to the Borno state town of Monguno from a military operation against the Islamists in Marte, 40 kilometres (26 miles) away.

“We lost 12 members in the accidental explosion, which also injured 40 others,” vigilante leader Abdullahi Amadu Bukar told AFP from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
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