Nigeria troops neutralise suicide bombers

MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – FOUR alleged Boko Haram members, including some suicide bombers, have been killed during encounters with the Nigerian  Army.
The army’s operations were conducted in the northeastern Borno State.
Troops laid ambush on unsuspecting terrorists along Firgi-Pulka road in Bama Local Government Area.
One insurgent was shot dead while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
Elsewhere, troops intercepted three suspected Boko Haram terrorists disguised as refugees and trying to infiltrate a military barrier.
The troops engaged the suicide bombers forcing them to hastily detonate their suicide vest.
The troops recovered AK-47 rifles and magazines with several rounds of ammunition among other items.
“The troops’ action saved what would have been another evil machination of Boko Haram ploy to utilise suicide bombing to inflict heavy casualties on soft targets,” said Nigerian Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman.
The Boko Haram is engaged in a violent campaign to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state in Nigeria.
Suicide bombings are the hallmark of the group.
Some 20 000 civilians have been killed and 2 million displaced.
CAJ News

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