Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base (FOB) on Saturday averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe in a community in Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman said that the suspected Boko Haram terrorist aimed to enter the Ummarari community at about 7.00am on Saturday for a suicide bombing mission.
The suicide bomber, Usman stated, was intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while making an attempt to enter the village to detonate his dangerous cargo on innocent persons in the Ummarari.
He said: “The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide-bombing material.
“Thankfully, there was no any other casualty other than the suspected suicide bomber.”