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Two female suicide bombers killed in failed attack on troops – IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A TRAGEDY IF THE BOMBERS SUCCEEDED

The Nigerian Army averted what would have been a tragedy when two women suicide bombers were intercepted by the soldiers on duty when they attempted to infiltrate the Defence Company of 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison were killed before they could detonate their suicide vests.

Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement, disclosed that the suicide bombers were detected by “eagle-eyed” soldiers on sentry duty.

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Iliyasu also informed that troops also rescued twelve women and four children held captive by the insurgents.

“In a similar development, 2 female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate the Defence Company of 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison location at Gwoza in Gwoza LGA of Borno State on 1 December 2019. Consequently, the eagle-eyed soldiers deployed on sentry duty identified the criminal intruders and neutralized them before they could detonate their suicide vests.

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“In yet another development, based on credible intelligence, troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade in conjunction with elements of the Civilian Joint Task Force conducted a robust Clearance Operation to suspected Boko Haram enclaves at Zua and Kotembe Villages in Bama LGA of Borno State in the early hours of 2 December 2019. Incidentally, the cowardly remnant Boko Haram criminals hibernating in the general area opened fire on the advancing troops from an ineffective range and fled in disarray towards Kerawa along the Nigeria- Cameroon border.

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Nevertheless, the gallant troops continued with their advance and bravely searched the area. It is gratifying to note that, 12 women and 4 children held captives by the insurgents were rescued and evacuated to safety. (c) December 6, 2019

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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