A projectile that a youngster got from a canister on the Nigeria-Cameroon fringe has detonated, slaughtering him and eight others.

Twenty-six individuals were additionally injured in the impact on the Nigerian side of the fringe, a Cameroonian authority said.

The youngster, accepted to be under 10, confused the explosive with scrap metal which he expected to sell, witnesses said.

It is hazy who left the projectile in the canister, yet the territory has been hit by an Islamist rebellion.

Boko Haram and its chip group, the Islamic State West Africa Province, work in the locale.

Nigerian and Cameroonian soldiers structure some portion of a provincial power battling the activists.

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The legislative head of Cameroon’s Far North Region, Midjinyawa Bakary, told the BBC that the projectile detonated late on Monday on a bustling extension connecting the Nigerian town of Gamborou to the Cameroonian town of Fotokol.

All the dead were Nigerians, while the injured included nationals from the two nations, he said.

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