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Boko Haram 3 soldiers injured as Army arrest suicide bombers in Borno

Colonel Usman, however noted that despite the achievement by the troops, three of the Nigerian soldiers sustained injuries during the confrontation.

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The Nigerian army has revealed that troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram from Sambisa forest on Friday, April 8, 2016.

According to a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, the troops arrested the terrorists from Sambisa forest through Cashew plantation following a tip off.

Colonel Usman, however noted that despite the achievement by the troops, three of the Nigerian soldiers sustained injuries during the confrontation.

"Yesterday, at about 4.00am troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division received a tip off about impending attack in Maiduguri city by 4 suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers from Sambisa forest through Cashew Plantation," Colonel Usman wrote.

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

'Unfortunately 3 of our soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post (RAP), for treatment,' the statement read.

The army also revealed that 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.

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