Lagos - Troops on Friday thwarted an attempt by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers to attack Maiduguri, an army spokesman said.
At about 4.00 am troops "received a tip off about an impending attack in Maiduguri city by four suspected Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers," army spokesman from Sambisa forest through cashew plantation," Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.
"The ever vigilant troops responded decisively by intercepting and neutralising the suspected terrorists," he added.
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Three soldiers sustained injuries during the incident, while two unexploded explosives devices were safely detonated.
Usman said troops also arrested three suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Nwagafete village, near Maiduguri.