Again, Army Foils Suicide Attack In Adamawa

 


Another suicide attack was averted by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday after three female suicide bombers were shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Officials said the three girls had planned to attack a market in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali LGA before they were intercepted.

Confirming the incident, Badare Akintoye, a Major in the Nigerian Army and the Public Relations Officer of the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, said: “We gunned down three female suicide bombers. Our soldiers are on alert and commercial activities are going on there.”

Also chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Yusuf Gulak, in a phone interview, provided more details of the incident.

“Our local vigilantes that are now assisting the soldiers saw the three female suicide bombers who were on a mission to strike in the market,” he said.

“On seeing them fast approaching, they asked them to stop but the girls declined instead running faster, so one was instantly gunned down and the bomb on her body exploded. So also the second girl.

“The third girl attempted to run but could not succeed as she was also shot dead.”

The LG boss called for more soldiers to be deployed to the area in order to shore up security.






     

     

    The incident is coming less than 24 hours after soldiers repelled an early morning attack on Dar village in the same local government area on Tuesday.

    Recall that dozens of people were killed in December 2016 following suicide bomb attacks carried out by two female suicide bombers at a local market in Madagali.

    The boko haram terrorists have resorted to isolated attacks such as these following consistent clearance operations on them by the Nigerian military.

    On Christmas day 2016, the military announced that it has captured Sambisa Forest, the main stronghold of the insurgents in Borno State.

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