Troops Foil Suicide Bombing, Ambush Terrorists In Borno

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Men of the Nigerian Army, on Monday morning foiled what would have been a huge catastrophe at an Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp in Monguno, Borno state.

According to Sani Usman, the acting director Army Public Relations, three female Boko Haram suicide bombers who attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons,attacked the IDPs who were fetching water at a borehole located at the outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.

But they were detected by vigilant troops and were gunned down, but the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby.

The injured persons are currently receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility.

The third suicide bomber,who  followed a different route and detonated her device some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7.10am.



    Troops have cordoned off the area and imposed restriction of movement  into Monguno while they patrol the general area in order to make it safe.

    In a related development, troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division sprang a surprised ambush on some Boko Haram terrorists along Gerere Junction, Kukawa Local Government Area, on the northern part of Borno State.

    The Boko Haram terrorists were suspected to be fleeing from the advancing troops of 119 Task Force Battalion presently mopping the general area of Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area.

    4 Boko Haram terrorists carrying logistics items were killed in the encounter and troops recovered 48 Jerry cans containing 1,440 litres  of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, Automatic Gasoline Oil, AGO,  8 Motorcycles  out of which 2 were destroyed, 21 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 2 AK-47 rifles,  an unprimed Improvised Explosive Device and a 36 Henagar Hand Grenade, as well as assorted drugs.


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