8 7 killed, 11 injured in Maiduguri suicide attacks – Army
The Nigerian Army has said 7 people died and 11 others were injured in a triple suspected suicide bombing on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State.
A statement yesterday by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said the explosions which occurred at 3 minutes intervals killed 7 people including the 3 suicide bombers.
Usman also said troops of 5 Brigade ambushed the suspected Boko Haram terrorists that attacked military location and Geidam town last week.
The terrorists were ambushed while returning from an attack on Gajiram near Ngollom village, Usman explained, adding that the troops killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded some.
He said troops also recovered 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, 5 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale Rifle, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Light Machine Gun.
Other weapons and equipment recovered include a Rocket Propel Grenade Tube, 8 AK 47 rifle magazines, 1 x Toyota Land cruiser, 2 Belts of 7.62MM (NATO) with 150 and 180 rounds of ammunition respectively.
Usman further said troops on patrol around Monguno have arrested one Abacha Kumjo a suspected Boko Haram fuel and logistics supplier.
He was said to be arrested with 20 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) neatly concealed in a black polythene bag while trying to cross from Monguno to a terrorist’s camp.
The spokesman also said troops on cordon and search operations at the general area of Enike Mosque, Okene town, Kogi State were attacked by some suspected terrorists at about 5.30am Wednesday.
Usman said the troops responded and 2 of the attackers were killed, adding that, a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb and empty cases of expended ammunition were recovered.
“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier, while another sustained gunshot wounds,” the army statement said.