Boko Haram 8 suspected terrorists killed in car explosion in Maiduguri

Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the explosion occurred when the terrorists were trying to escape.

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The Nigerian Army says eight Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Tuesday, November 1, in Borno State after the truck conveying them exploded.

The truck loaded with improvised explosives was meant to be donated at a military checkpoint near Maiduguri, it was learnt.

According to army spokesman, Sani Usman, the explosion occurred when the terrorists were trying to escape.

"They attempted to detonate at a checkpoint but were denied access by troops and as they turned back, it exploded killing all the eight occupants," he said.

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The checkpoint is the last security post leading out of Maiduguri towards the town of Gubio which was liberated from Boko Haram fighters last year.

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