Soldiers intercept suicide bomber in Borno, detonate explosive

The Nigeria Army said it has intercepted and disarmed a suspected suicide bomber with an explosive device concealed in an electronic stabilizer compartment in Borno State.

According to a statement released by Army spokesman, Sani Usman, the suspect who gave his name as Yusuf Tasiu, was intercepted by “troops of 10 Battalion, 7 Division Garrison on foot patrol along with some elements of Civilian JTF at Sabon Gari, Jidari.”

The suspect confessed that he was on a mission to carry out an attack on the community where he was caught.

The statement from the army read, “troops of 101 Battalion, 7 Division Garrison on foot patrol along with some elements of Civilian JTF, intercepted a suspected male suicide bomber at Sabon Gari Jidari.”

“The suspect carrying primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed in a blue stabilizer casing gave his name as Yusuf Tasiu. He was dispossessed of the explosives while the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordnance Devices expert safely detonated it. The suicide bomber is currently being interrogated.”

The army spokesman also said some Vigilante group operating at Njidari village, South-East of Damboa, conducted clearance operations against suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideout close to Ngwalimeri village, east of Bale in Borno State.

“The vigilante destroyed the camp and recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203224 with locally fabricated 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions and a pair of military uniform. The leader of the vigilante handed over same to the Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa”, he said.

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