Nigerian troops intercept Boko Haram militants targeting worshippers

    1454093731394.jpg By Mohammad Ibrahim
    Nigerian troops intercept Boko Haram militants targeting worshippers

    Nigeria ( Abuja)  Troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with the ever dedicated Civilian JTF maintaining security and vigilance averted yet another attempt by the Boko Haram militants to unleash suicide bomber into the peaceful community of   Sulaimanti, outskirts of Maiduguri city early today morning.

    The suspected  militant  carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshippers at Sulaimanti mosque during early morning prayer.

    In a statement released by Army Acting Director General Public Relations Officer, Colonel Sani Kukasheka said the suspected suicide bomber was  prevented from gaining access to the mosque.

    According to him,  Unfortunately, 5 civilians sustained injuries during the failed attempt.

    A team of Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have successfully detonated the remaining IEDs and combed the area.

    He added that the injured had since been evacuated to the hospital while troops and security agents have intensified patrol within the general area.

    The Acting General Officer Commanding  7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu was said to have  also visited the community shortly after the incident.

    He commiserate with them and reminded them of their civic responsibility to arrest or report suspected persons who usually came to  their domain before carrying out suicide attacks and reassure them of the military and security agencies’ commitment to their safety and security.

    The Oslo Times


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