Army troops intercept suicide bomber in Dala
From Junaid Jibril Maive, Maiduguri
Troops of 251 Battalion, 7 Division Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Dala village on Tuesday at about 10.00pm intercepted a suspected suicide bomber who attempted to cross through their forward defences.
Upon several challenges and warning shots the suspect refused to halt and continued to approach the troops’ location. He was immediately neutralised.
The Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the International Committee of the Red Cross have since been contacted to evacuate the suspect’s remains.
A statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director, Army Public Relations said ‘it will be recalled that three days ago, on Sunday, 16th July 2017, our troops deployed at Mammanti, also averted another catastrophe when they intercepted and neutralised 2 female Boko Haram suicide bombers who tried to infiltrate and attack the village through troops parapet at about 10.15pm.’
Similarly, the troops of 251 Battalion also intercepted another female Boko Haram suicide bomber on Monday 17th July 2017 at about 1.49am between Cimari and No Man’s Land.
According to Brigadier Kukasheka, ‘these great efforts of the troops helped to save lives and valuable property.’
He concluded ‘the public is please requested to continue to volunteer information to the military and other security agencies to help prevent suicide bombings and other atrocities by the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists.’