Troops Intercept Suicide Bomber At Dala, Borno State 


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Troops of 251 Battalion, 7 Division Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Dala village on Tuesday night July 18, 2017 intercepted a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber, who attempted to cross through their forward defences.

In spite of several challenges and warning shots, the suicide bomber refused to halt as he continued to approach towards the troops location until he was immediately neutralized.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the International Committee of the Red Cross were later contacted to evacuate the remains of the suspect.

Usman said that similarly, Nigerian Army troops deployed at Mammanti on Sunday, July 16, 2017 averted another catastrophe when they intercepted and neutralized two female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers who tried to infiltrate and attack the village through troops parapet at about 10.15pm.

The Army spokesman also said that troops of the 251 Battalion intercepted another female Boko Haram terrorists’ suicide bomber on Monday, July 17, 2017 at about 1.49am between Cimari and No Man’s Land.

Usman said; “This great efforts of the troops helped to save valuable lives and property. The public is please requested to continue to volunteer information to the military and other security agencies to help preempt suicide bombings and other atrocities by the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists.”

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