Nigerian troops kill suicide bomber at checkpoint

Nigerian troops kill suicide bomber at checkpoint

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:25 pm

A soldier mans a checkpoint

A soldier mans a checkpoint

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said a suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State on Tuesday failed to achieve his mission

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

The statement said that his attempt to escape failed as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee after hitting a military Armoured Personnel Carrier with his IED laden Honda car.

It said that the explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed over to the police.

According to the statement, security forces also in Kano raided terrorists’ hideout in Nasarawa Local Government Area leading to the arrest of bomb making experts.

It said the bomb making experts “are already helping in the investigation into activities of bombers lately.

“Officers believe that the efforts will yield useful clues.

“Troops deployed in all locations of the counter terrorism campaign have been directed to sustain the tempo of operations all through the period of seasonal celebrations

“It is also to ensure that the intention of terrorists to attack civilian target while avoiding troops is duly frustrated.’’

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