Chris Steven, Abuja
A suicide bomber attempting to blow up an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri on Sunday was gun down by men of Nigerian Army.
According to the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman the male suicide bomber was intercepted and killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed behind Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Damboa road, Maiduguri, while trying to sneak through the troops’ inner parapet towards the IDP camp.
“At about 9.00am this morning, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed behind Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Damboa road, Maiduguri, on security duty, intercepted and killed a male suicide bomber who had attempted to sneak through the troops’ inner parapet towards the IDP camp.
The vigilant sentry sighted the bomber and laid in wait until the suicide bomber came close. The sniper instantly shot and killed the terrorists as he tried to force his way to the western flank of the IDP camp fence.
Unfortunately, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest strapped on the bomber failed to detonate. Consequently, a combined team of military and police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have been called to safely detonate the IED.” He said in a statement.