Friday, April 8, 2016 9:33 pm
Nigerian troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division early today neutralised four suspected suicide bombers coming to Maiduguri to do havoc.
The four would-be bombers were said to have emerged from the Cashew Plantation of the Sambisa Forest and were heading to Maiduguri.
But according to army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, three of the suspects were intercepted and neutralized at Madiyari village, while the fourth suicide bomber was intercepted and neutralized at Jimini-Bolori village.
Three Nigerian soldiers however sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post (RAP), for treatment, Usman said.
“The two unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and our Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) experts.”
In a related development, the troops also arrested three suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Nwagafete village comprising 2 women and a 16 year old boy who were connected to suspected terrorists’ food vendors earlier arrested.