Several lives saved as Army intercepts four suicide bombers
Several lives were saved as the Nigerian Army intercepted and neutralised no fewer than four suspected suicide bombers between Sunday and Tuesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations said one of the bombers was intercepted at Dala as he attempted to cross through troops’ “forward defences.’’
Usman said upon several challenges and warning shots the suspect refused to halt and continued to approach towards the troops’ location but was immediately neutralized.
The Army spokesman also disclosed that two female suicide bombers were also intercepted and neutralized at Mammanti as they tried to infiltrate and attack the village through troops’ parapet.
“Similarly, the troops of 251 Battalion also intercepted another female Boko Haram terrorist suicide bomber on Monday 17th July 2017 at about 1.49 am between Cimari and No Man’s Land.
“These great efforts of the troops helped to save valuable lives and property,” he said.
The army spokesman appealed to the public to volunteer information to the military and other security agencies to pre-empt suicide bombings and other atrocities by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.