Abuja - The Army has vowed to capture and ensure
the perpetrators of the terror following an attack that rocked a village on the
outskirts of Maiduguri are brought to book.
At least 22 people were killed and 18 others have sustained
various degrees of injuries after an improvised explosive attack carried out by
two female carriers in Ummarari village near Molai, on the outskirts of the
Borno State capital city.
“While we commiserate
with the families of the victims of this dastardly act, we wish to reassure the
public that we would continue to rout the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists
wherever they may be hiding,” Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations,
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“We will not rest on our oars until all those that masterminded
this latest heinous and other similar crimes are apprehended and brought to
justice,” he added.
Usman said troops, security agents and care givers had been
mobilized to the scene, while the wounded have been evacuated to Molai General
Hospital for treatment.
The troops, security agents and the civilian support groups
have secured the area and are combing the environment for possible clues.
“Meanwhile, we implore the members of the public to be more
security conscious, cooperate with the troops and security agencies. They
should also please report any suspicious persons, objects or happenings to
troops or security agencies at all times,” said Usman.
- CAJ News