Today at about 6.30am, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. 

The  terrorist  who attempted to infiltrate through the troops forward defences at Jidari Polo general area, came in through Alidawari village  about 4 kilometres ahead of Jidari strapped with heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vest. 

The vigilant troops on sighting him laid in wait for the intruder when vehemently refused to stop despite several warnings and challenges. A marksman neutralized the suicide bomber. 

The combined team of Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) safely detonated the IED laden vest on the suicide bomber. 

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium. 

Thank you for your kind cooperation. 

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman 
Acting Director Army Public Relations

Lt. Colonel SK Usman, Army Spokesman

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