18 people were killed in the explosion.
At least nine members of the Boko Haram sect were killed when the insurgents’ ambushed soldiers in two separate incidents, the Nigerian military has said.
The first incident occurred in Buratai community in Biu part of Borno State, with four insurgents killed.
“The troops who fell into the ambush laid by the terrorists while on patrol, engaged the terrorists in a decisive fire fight killing four of them and capturing one alive,” the military spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said in a statement.
Mr. Olukolade, a Major General, said the second incident occurred in Kawuri part of Borno.
“Also in Kawuri in Borno state, troops in a patrol have killed five terrorists in a shootout,” he said, without mentioning when the two incidents occurred. “The troops also captured two AK 47 rifles and two vehicles used by the terrorists.”
Mr. Olukolade also confirmed an earlier report that a suspect in the bomb explosion that killed at least 18 people and injured 19 others in Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Sunday evening had been arrested.
The suspect was arrested by troops that condoned the area in response to the explosion.
“The suspect was nabbed as observant members of the public confirmed sighting him alight from the vehicle used in conveying the explosive device that was detonated in Kabang shortly before the explosion,” the spokesperson said.
He said the 19 persons wounded in the attack were already receiving medical attention.