Posted by News Express | 14 October 2015 | 3,461 times
Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Nigeria’s troubled North-East, once more came under attack by terrorists when three suicide bombers apparently working for Boko Haram terrorist sect successfully detonated their bombs in the Ajilari area of the metropolis late last night. At least seven people were confirmed dead, including the three suicide bombers, while 11 others sustained were left injured
The attacks have been confirmed by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
“We would like to confirm that there were triple suspected human borne improvised explosive device explosion this evening at Ajilari, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State. The explosives occurred at 3 minutes intervals and 7 people were confirmed dead, including the 3 suicide terrorists, while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries,” Col. Usman said early this morning.
He also confirmed that yesterday, troops of 5 Brigade ambushed the suspected Boko Haram terrorists that attacked military location and Geidam town last week. “They were ambushed while returning from an attack on Gajiram near Ngollom village,” the Army Spokesman said, adding:
“The troops killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded some. The troops also recovered 1 Anti Aircraft Gun, 5 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale Rifle, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Light Machine Gun. Other weapons and equipment recovered include a Rocket Propel Grenade Tube, 8 AK 47 rifle magazines, 1 x Toyota Landcruiser, 2 Belts of 7.62MM (NATO) with 150 and 180 rounds of ammunition respectively.
“Additionally, troops on patrol around Monguno have arrested one Abacha Kumjo a suspected Boko Haram fuel and logistics supplier. He was arrested with 20 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) neatly concealed in a black polythene bag while trying to cross from Monguno to a terrorists camp. He siphoned the fuel from his Golf Wagon vehicle with registration number AA 175 MFA, Borno State. The suspect is being interrogated further.
“It is pertinent to once more reiterate the call on the public to cooperate with security agencies, be more security conscious and report suspected persons or unusual movements to the security agencies.
“The fight against terrorism and insurgency is a collective responsibility of all well meaning citizens. We should not allow these criminals to succeed in thwarting our collective efforts of peaceful coexistence.”
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