Nigerian Troops Foil Another Suicide Attack

Some of the items recovered from the terrorists
Some of the items recovered from the terrorists

Nigerian Soldiers in the ongoing clearance operations in the Northeast have averted what would have been a suicide bomb attack in Yamtake, Gwoza Local Government of Borno State.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, made this known in a statement released on Friday.

Usman stated that a female Suicide bomber tried to enter the military location in the area at about 9.45 pm on Thursday “but a vigilant sentry on duty gunned her down and she died instantly.”

The statement added that “the failed suicide bombing attack was followed up with futile probing attack by terrorists which was decisively dealt with by the troops.”

He added that all the four attackers including 2 suicide bombers were killed and various arms and ammunition recovered.

They include: “2 AK-47, 3 Magazines, 109 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 1 Torchlight, 1 Water bottle, 3 Magazine carrier, 1 Illuminator pyrotecnic and some quantity of drugs.”

Usman also said that one soldier died in the attack.






     

     

    There have been consistent attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in recent weeks.

    Earlier in the week, two suicide bomb attacks killed nine people and injured 24 others, and a day after, the army revealed it foiled another suicide attack.

    Just two days ago, nine people died when a pick-up vehicle laden with IEDs exploded along a road leading to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

    Initial reports said it was an attack by the insurgents, but the army later clarified that all occupants of the vehicle were terrorists who had planned to attack a military position, but had detonated their devices following stiff resistance from the troops.

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