Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army Garrison, in conjunction with the ever dedicated Civilian JTF maintaining security and vigilance, averted yet another attempt by the Boko Haram terrorists to unleash a suicide bomber into the community of Sulaimanti on the outskirts of Maiduguri city early Wednesday morning.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said that the terrorist who was carrying an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshippers at Sulaimanti mosque during the early morning prayer.
Usman stated that the terrorist was however, prevented from gaining access to the mosque.
Unfortunately, he said, five civilians sustained injuries during the failed attempt.
He said: “A team of Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have successfully detonated the remaining IEDs and combed the area.
“The injured had since been evacuated to the hospital while troops and security agents have intensified patrol within the general area.”
Usman further stated that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezugwu has also visited the community shortly after the incident.
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