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How Troops Intercepted Suicide Bombers On Mission To Attack Maiduguri

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Posted: Apr 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



Army authorities have shed more light on the manner in which troops with the assistance of the ‘Civilian’ Joint Task Force intercepted and shot dead Boko Haram suicide bombers on their way to Maiduguri, Borno State, for an attack Thursday.

The incident, which took place at about 4am, was another wake-up call to the fight against Boko Haram, code-named Operation Lafiya Dole, even as the terrorists are being driven out of their hideouts and some surrendering to the Army.

In a staement by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, the Army said: “Troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division received a tip-off about impending attack in Maiduguri city by four Boko Haram terrorist suicide bombers from Sambisa forest through Cashew Plantation.

The ever-vigilant troops responded decisively by intercepting and neutralising the suspected terrorists at Madiyari village, while the third suicide bomber was intercepted and neutralised at Jimini-Bolori village.

“Unfortunately three of our soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post for treatment.

“The two unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and our Explosive Ordinance Device experts.

“In a related development, the troops also arrested three suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Nwagafete village, comprising two women and a 16-year-old boy who were connected to suspected terrorists’ food vendors earlier arrested.”