Soldiers Arrest Suicide Bomber Who Conceals IED In Stabiliser

Ag Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman
Ag Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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