6 suicide bombers die in attacks near Maiduguri •Troops recover jeep loaded with bombs

Posted by News Express | 4 July 2015 | 3,707 times

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Six suicide bombers detonated themselves around the garage during the suicide bombing attacks on Zabamari Muna near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Nigeria’s troubled North-East, the Nigerian military has said. Over a hundred people reportedly died during the attacks launched by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday and Friday.

The military in its first official comment on the attacks admitted that scores of people were killed during the attacks and that “a soldier also died.”

“A jeep full of Improvised Explosives Devises was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search Operations after suicide bombing attacks on Zabamari Muna near Maiduguri,” Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement.

“The jeep along with 2 Hilux vehicles being used by terrorists were destroyed in the course of pursuit and encounter with a group of terrorists trying to escape after simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities,” Olukolade stated.

“Military Explosives Ordinance experts backed by Police Bomb Disposal Units are continuing with vigorous search for any bombs that might have been hidden or left unexploded in the area,” he added.

The Defence Spokesman said that “meanwhile, all other offensive operations of counterterrorist campaign against terrorists continuing in various fronts. Additional deployment of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the mission both within the country and at borders are also continuing.”

•Photo shows scene of a Boko Haram attack in Borno.


Source: News Express

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