Troops foil suicide bomb attempt on IDPs camp
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed behind Bakassi Internally
Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Damboa road, Maiduguri, on Sunday
intercepted and killed a male suicide bomber.
Col. Sani Usman, the army spokesman said in a statement that the troops,
who were deployed on security duty, killed the bomber, who had attempted
to sneak through their inner parapet towards the IDP camp.
He said that the incident occurred at about 9.00 a.m.
It will be recalled that suicide bombers killed some nine people close to
the camp on Saturday after detonating their explosives.
“The vigilant sentry sighted the bomber and laid in wait until the suicide
bomber came close.
“The sniper instantly shot and killed the terrorists as he tried to force
his way to the western flank of the IDP camp fence.
“Unfortunately, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest strapped on the
bomber failed to detonate.
“Consequently, a combined team of military and police Explosive Ordinance
Device (EOD) have been called to safely detonate the IED,” Usman said.
He, however, said the situation at the camp and the general area was calm.
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