Troops apprehend suicide bomber

Posted by News Express | 19 July 2016 | 2,823 times

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The Nigerian Army says troops of 101 Battalion, 7 Division Garrison on joint patrol with some Civilian JTF, have intercepted a suspected male suicide bomber at Sabon Gari Jidari, Borno State.

The suspect, whose name was given as Yusuf Tasiu, according to the Army was carrying primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed in a blue stabiliser casing. He was dispossessed of the explosives while the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordnance Devices expert safely detonated it. The suicide bomber is currently being interrogated.

“In a related development, a vigilante group at Njidari village, South East of Damboa, conducted clearance operations against suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout close to Ngwalimeri village, east of Bale in Borno State,” the Army said in a statement issued by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

The vigilante group was said to have destroyed the camp and recovered one AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203224 with locally fabricated five rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions and a pair of military uniform. The recovered items were handed over to the Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa by the leader of the vigilante group.

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty against Boko Haram in Borno State.

Source: News Express

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