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 suicide bomber into the community of Sulaimanti, outskirts of Maiduguri city early monday.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said the terrorist carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshippers at Sulaimanti mosque during early morning prayers.
Usman stated that the terrorists 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.
According to him, Ezugwu commiserated with the affected community and reminded them of their civic responsibility to arrest or report suspected persons who usually reconnoitre their domain before carrying out suicide attacks and reassure them of the military and security agencies’ commitment to their safety and security.