The Nigerian army has said that troops have averted a suicide bombing attempting by suspected boko haram terrorists in Monguno Borno state.
This was stated in a press release made available to the media by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman
on Monday in Abuja.
“Today at about 6.15am, 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.
“Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly.
“Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby.”He said.
According to him, the injured persons have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility.
Usman said that a third suicide bomber that followed a different route, detonated some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7.10am.
He added that troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno to make it safe.
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