Troops Intercept Suicide Bomber, Recover 12 Primed Ieds, Hijab


SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, (THEWILL) – Lives and properties of innocent citizens were saved over the weekend when a suicide bomber was intercepted in Borno State by men of the Nigerian military who also killed more Boko Haram fighters in parts of the Northeastern state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, which reports that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade ambushed and killed a suicide bomber at Kumala and Musafanari villages last night.

The Army spokesman said the troops recovered a motorcycle, 12 primed IEDs and a hand bag containing personal effects which included a Hijab obviously meant for disguise and concealment of explosives for the intended nefarious act.

According to him, “The troops who on receipt of information, laid an ambush for the terrorist at suspected sect member crossing point, engaged the terrorist who was obviously on suicide mission, from Sambisa general area.

“The bomber paid the price of his wicked activities as he was dealt with decisively,” he said, assuring that “the morale of troops remains high as they continue to mop up all surviving terrorists”.

In a related development, Usman disclosed that troops from the 7 Brigade ambushed and killed seven sect members at Dawashi in the early hours of Sunday.

He explained that the soldiers kept vigil at the suspected crossing point of the terrorists where they engaged them on sight, “killing the seven terrorists and recovering a Peugeot Station Wagon loaded with 2,010 litres of petrol in 67 jerry-cans, uniforms, some materials and improvised explosive making devices.

The Director of Army Public Relations listed others items recovered to include dry cell batteries, AK-47 rifle, tools and fish.