The suspects two females and a male suicide bombers out to create havoc were intercepted by the military
The deputy commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East, Brigadier General Lucky Irabor, said three suicide bombers were intercepted while trying to get passage into Maiduguri.
It would have been another day of sorrow in the already troubled North-East of Nigeria. if not for the efforts of our gallant troops fighting the insurgency.
Punch news, reported that the incident happened on Friday when three suicide bombers, two females and a male suicide bombers out to create havoc were intercepted by the military.
“The three suicide bombers, two females and a male, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but were intercepted by vigilante men a kilometre ahead of the town, along Mafa road.” Says commander Lafiya Dole.
The suspected suicide bomber was said to have blown up herself alongside another bomber in an attempt to detonated the bomb on her when she saw the troops.
The other also tried detonating his bomb at the checkpoint but was shot by the soldier before he could get any closer.
it was also gathered that similar attacks have also been averted by the troop in recent days.
“Similarly, on January 18 at Chukun Gudu, troops encountered and destroyed terrorist’s camps along Jillam, Bula Butube general areas. During the exchange of fire, 10 terrorists were killed, two AK47 rifles, two AK47 magazines, two solar panels and two GSM handsets were recovered, while one Isuzu vehicle was destroyed.
“On January 20, troops cleared terrorist camps/enclaves at Ngwalimiri and Gazama in Damboa Local Government Area. While conducting operations in Mufurundi village along Damboa-Bale road, our gallant troops intercepted 10 Boko Haram suspects from Bego, Mesemarri and Bale villages carrying bags containing food condiments, soaps, and other items. Suspects are presently undergoing interrogation. Also, troops had an encounter with terrorists during advance from Wajirok to Ajigin. During the encounter, three of the terrorists were killed
“In a related development, troops took custody of three suspected Boko Haram terrorists who voluntarily surrendered themselves to Damboa Vigilante Group at Kaya village. During interrogation, they claimed to have been forced to join the Boko Haram terrorist group and also participated in the group’s previous attacks at Askira and other locations. The commander further revealed.