Posted by News Express | 23 April 2016 | 1,866 times
A lone suicide bomber today blew himself up in troubled Borno State after he was intercepted by troops, the Nigerian Army has announced.
Giving details of the incident, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement issued this evening: “Troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base (FOB), today averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7:00 a.m. this morning.
“The suicide bomber was intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while making attempt to enter the village to detonate his dangerous cargo on innocent persons in the Ummarari.
“The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide bombing material.
“Thankfully, there was no any other casualty other than the suspected suicide bomber. Troops along with the Civilian JTF at the village are now combing the surrounding area to forestall further attacks and clear the environment of likely remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating.”
•Photo shows suicide bomber vest.
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