Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman says Nigerian Troops have intercepted suicide bombers near Maiduguri, Borno state.
He made this known to the news media on Friday in a statement.
The acting Director said that at about 4.00am Friday, troops of 101 Battalion of 7 Division received a tip off about impending attack in Maiduguri city by 4 suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers from Sambisa forest through Cashew Plantation.
Col. Usman said that the ever 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, he said 3 out of the soldiers sustained injuries in the process and they have been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post (RAP), for treatment.
He added that 2 unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the suicide bombers were safely detonated by a combined team of Nigeria Police and the army Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) experts.
Also, in a related development, Col. Usman said the troops arrested 3 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.