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Troops foil Boko Haram suicide attack in Maiduguri

09 April 2016, 11:19

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.

Also read: Thousands of IDPs stranded in retaken Borno communities

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.



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