What could have caused several loss of lives on Friday, April 8, 2016, was averted by gallant men of the Nigerian military fighting insurgents in Borno State.
News reaching us confirms that troops intercepted suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday, thereby averting another bloodbath.
It was gathered that at about 4am, soldiers of 101 Battalion of 7 Division received a tip off about impending attack in Maiduguri city by four suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers from Sambisa forest through Cashew Plantation.
The vigilant troops responded decisively by intercepting and neutralizing of the suspected terrorists at Madiyari village, while the third suicide bomber was intercepted and neutralized at Jimini-Bolori village.
Unfortunately, three soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post, RAP, for treatment.
A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed the two unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and the Army’s Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) experts.
In a related development, the troops also arrested three suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Nwagafete village comprising two women and a 16-year-old boy who were connected to suspected terrorists’ food vendors earlier arrested.