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Troops and Civilian JTF Intercept Suicide Bombers in Mafa

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Photo shows soldiers searching for explosive devices

Today at about 7.30am 4 female suicide bombers were intercepted by troops and Borno Youths Empowerment Youth, otherwise known as Civilian JTF, ahead of a checkpoint about which is about 25km outskirts of the city of Maiduguri.

Preliminary investigation revealed that suicide bombers were earlier observed trying to bypass a military checkpoint through a close by village before they were ordered to take the right road. 

However, few metres short of the checkpoint , one of the bombers swiftly detonated her vest.

The vigilant troops gunned down the other 3 suicide bombers before they carry out their nefarious acts.

Sadly, one of the Civilian JTF lost his live and 4 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries. 

The Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device team in the area safely detonated the unexploded Improvised Explosive Device carried by the other suicide bombers.

 

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