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Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram terrorist planning suicide attack

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri

The troops of 251 Battalion, 7 Division Nigerian Army, have killed a suspected suicide bomber who attempted to cross through their forward defences.

The incident occurred at Dala village of Borno State on Tuesday.

A statement by the spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said “Upon several challenges and warning shots, the suspect refused to halt.

“The suspect who still continued to approach towards the troops’ location was immediately neutralized.

“The Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the International Committee of the Red Cross have since been contacted to evacuate the suspect’s remains.

“It will be 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, 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 efforts of the troops saved valuable lives and property.

“The public is please requested to continue to volunteer information to the military and other security to keep the country safe,” Mr Usman, a brigadier-general, added.

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