The troops of 251 Battalion, 7 Division Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at Dala village of Borno State in North East of the country on Tuesday at about 10.00pm intercepted a suspected suicide bomber who attempted to cross through their forward defences.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, on who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, said upon several challenges and warning shots the suspect refused to halt.
Usman said the suspect who still continued to approach towards the troops location was immediately neutralized.
He stated that the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the International Committee of the Red Cross have since been contacted to evacuate the suspect remains.
Usman recalled “that three days ago, on Sunday 16th July 2017, our troops deployed at Mammanti, also averted another catastrophe when they intercepted and neutralized 2 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers who tried to infiltrate and attack the village through troops parapet at about 10.15pm“.
Similarly, he said, the troops of 251 Battalion also intercepted another female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bomber on Monday 17th July 2017 at about 1.49am between Cimari and No Man’s Land.
The Army Spokesperson noted that “this great efforts of the troops helped to save valuable lives and property”.
He pleaded with the public 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.