Nigerian troops intercept Boko Haram militants targeting worshippers
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Nigeria ( Abuja) Troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with the ever dedicated Civilian JTF maintaining security and vigilance averted yet another attempt by the Boko Haram militants to unleash suicide bomber into the peaceful community of Sulaimanti, outskirts of Maiduguri city early today morning.
The suspected militant carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED), attempted to attack worshippers at Sulaimanti mosque during early morning prayer.
In a statement released by Army Acting Director General Public Relations Officer, Colonel Sani Kukasheka said the suspected suicide bomber was prevented from gaining access to the mosque.
According to him, Unfortunately, 5 civilians sustained injuries during the failed attempt.
A team of Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have successfully detonated the remaining IEDs and combed the area.
He added that the injured had since been evacuated to the hospital while troops and security agents have intensified patrol within the general area.
The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu was said to have also visited the community shortly after the incident.
He commiserate with them and reminded them of their civic responsibility to arrest or report suspected persons who usually came to their domain before carrying out suicide attacks and reassure them of the military and security agencies’ commitment to their safety and security.
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