Posted by News Express | 9 April 2016 | 2,383 times
Four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers who sneaked out from Sambisa Forest through Cashew Plantation met their waterloo in the wee hours of Friday after troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division at about 4:00 a.m. received a tip-off about impending attack on Maiduguri city.
“The ever vigilant troops responded decisively by intercepting and neutralising of the suspected terrorists at Madiyari village, while the third suicide bomber was intercepted and neutralised at Jimini-Bolori village,” Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said.
“Unfortunately, three of our soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post (RAP), for treatment. The two unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and our Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) experts,” the Army Spokesman added in a statement.
He disclosed 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.
•Photo shows suicide bombers.
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