Eight Suicide Bombers Blow Selves At Military Check Point
SAN FRANCISCO, November 01, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army has revealed that eight Boko Haram suicide bombers have detonated themselves in a failed attempt to cross over a military check point at Gubio town, Gubio Local Government of Borno State; about 80 km away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to a statement by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, the incident occurred at about 9.15am on Tuesday at a check-point when the suicide bombers got frustrated after troops insisted on searching the pick-up van conveying them before one of them detonated his explosive killing the rest of his colleagues.
“Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at a checkpoint in Gubio, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State at about 9.15am this morning, foiled a suicide attack on Gubio town by 8 Boko Haram terrorists,” the statement read.
“The suicide bombers who came in a Bedford pick up vehicle primed with Improvised Explosive Devices including suicide vests attempted to force their way through the checkpoint but met stiff resistance from troops who insisted that the vehicle be thoroughly checked.
“The suicide bombers refused and blew up themselves by detonating one of the suicide vests killing all the 8 Boko Haram terrorists on board,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, troops of 8 Task Force Division, under operation Hardknock, have rescued 19 women and 19 children from the northern axis of Borno State where they were held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Army Public Relation 8 Task Force Division.
“The troops of 8 Task Force Division has commenced an Operation codenamed Operation HARDKNOCK to clear pockets Boko Haram terrorist hiding in remote areas of northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders,” the statement revealed.
“As the operation progresses, troops have cleared pockets of insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area Borno state.
“The troops have rescued 19 women and 19 children held hostages in Dumba village by the terrorists. During the rescue operation, the troops neutralized 6 Boko Haram insurgents while others fled with gunshot wounds leaving behind 22 motorcycles, flags and other items.”
Story by Oputah David