Nigerian troops intercept ‘suicide bomber’ in Maiduguri

Nigerian soldiers on guard in Maiduguri

Troops of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday at about 6.30 a. m., intercepted a male suicide bomber on the outskirts of Maiduguri and neutralised the bomb he strapped on himself, the army said.

Sani Usman, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement that the terrorist attempted to infiltrate the city through the troops’ forward defences at Jidari Polo general area.

According to Mr. Usman, the insurgent came in through Alidawari village, about 4 kilometres ahead of Jidari and strapped himself with heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vest.

“The vigilant troops, on sighting him, laid in wait for the intruder when he vehemently refused to stop despite several warnings and challenges.

“A marksman neutralised the suicide bomber,” the statement said.

“The combined team of the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD), safely detonated the IED-laden vest on the suicide bomber,” he said. (NAN)


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  • Rommel

    I love how they put it “A marksman neutralised the suicide bomber,” our people are gradually becoming civilized in how to report some of these things

  • Otile

    If the Muslim bomber in question was cited near a church they would leave him alone to bomb the church. How many times have the soldiers prevented church bombing?

    • Galantman

      Take a deep breath and examine yourself. Are you normal at all? This is the height of hypocrisy, illiteracy and bigotry. Theses soldiers are been killed and wounded in order for us to live in peace and you are speaking trash! You cannot have peace in your life for defamation of character and blackmail of our gallant soldiers. The memory of Oritsejafor, the former money laundering aid dey camp to Dunbu is still fresh in our memory. Money meant for arms are been stolen in aircraft belonging to men of “God”which put us in this mess.

      • Otile

        Back to sender. Have you ever blamed the suicide bombers? You will always side with the suicide bombers and blame their victims. Hypocrite.