A potential Boko Haram suicide bomber on Saturday morning, detonated his explosives which were strapped around his lower body region – in order to evade arrest.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, released a statement to this effect.
The bomber was reportedly heading to Ummarari village, in Borno, to carry out an attack when he was intercepted by Nigerian troops and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
Before he could be apprehended, the insurgent was said to have detonated the ‘strapped Improvised Explosive Device’.
“Troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base (FOB), today averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7.00am this morning.”
“The suicide bomber was intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while making attempt to enter the village to detonate his dangerous cargo on innocent persons in the Ummarari.”
“The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide bombing material.”
“Thankfully, there was no any other casualty other than the suspected suicide bomber. Troops along with the Civilian JTF at the village are now combing the surrounding area to forestall further attacks and clear the environment of likely remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating.”
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