A suicide bomber who cleverly concealed improvised explosive devices in a stabiliser case was arrested by soldiers in Borno State.
Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a Colonel, in a statement on Sunday said the suspect, who gave his name as Yusuf Tasiu, was arrested in Sabon Gari Jidari by troops of 101 Battalion, 7 Division, with the assistance of Civilian JTF, while on foot patrol.
“He was dispossessed of the explosives while the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordnance Devices expert safely detonated it. The suicide bomber is currently being interrogated,” the army said.
In a another development, some members of the Civilian JTF at Njidari, a village in South-east Damboa, carried out some clearance operations against Boko Haram members in a hideout close to Ngwalimeri, a village east of Bale.
“The vigilante destroyed the camp and recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203224 with locally fabricated 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions and a pair of military uniform. The leader of the vigilante handed over same to the Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa,” the army added.