Nigeria: Military arrest Boko haram suicide bomber in Northeast
By Mohammad Ibrahim
July 18 (Abuja) troops of 101 Battalion, 7 Division Garrison on foot patrol along with some elements of Civilian JTF, intercepted a suspected male suicide bomber at Sabon Gari Jidari Borno state northeastrrn Nigeria.
The suspect carrying primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed in a blue stabilizer casing gave his name as Yusuf Tasiu. He was dispossessed of the explosives while the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordnance Devices expert safely detonated it.
The suicide bomber is currently being interrogated as contained in a statement signed by Army Acting Director Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka.
In a related development, Vigilante group at Njidari village, South East of Damboa, conducted clearance operations against suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideout close to Ngwalimeri village, east of Bale in Borno State.
The vigilante destroyed the camp and recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203224 with locally fabricated 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions and a pair of military uniform. The leader of the vigilante handed over same to the Headquarters of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa.