8 7 killed, 11 in­jured in Maiduguri sui­cide at­tacks – Army

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

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.

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