Tragedy averted as troops kill three suicide bombers in Gwoza

Tragedy averted as troops kill three suicide bombers in Gwoza

Friday, October 7, 2016 8:30 am

Nigerian soldiers

Nigerian soldiers

A plot to attack a military location in Gwoza town, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State with the use of three female suicide bombers Thursday afternoon was foiled by alert troops and members of civilian vigilante, Nigerian Army said in a statement.

“The suicide bombers who came  through Pulka axis were sighted by members of vigilante from a distance and alerted the troops about the impending catastrophe.

“The very observant vigilante also noted that the women looked suspicious; walking awkwardly with bulging hijab and distinct from other female farmers.

“When the suicide bombers noticed that they were being observed, they hurriedly  ran towards troops aiming to detonate it on them.

“The troops neutralized 2 of the female suicide bombers, while the other ran back into the bush but was pursued. Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injuries due to the impact of the explosion.

“The wounded soldier  is currently receiving treatment at a military medical centre and he is in stable condition,” Colonel Sani Usman, Acting director, Army Public Relations said in the statement.



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