The Nigerian Army Operation Lafiaya Dole troop have stopped three Boko Haram suicide bombers while attempting to enter Maiduguri, Borno State, to carry out their nefarious activities.
The troops intercepted the terrorists on Friday, along Maiduguri/Mafa checkpoint.
According to Deputy Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, the troops at the checkpoint sighted two female suicide bombers and a male suicide bomber, trying to infiltrate Maiduguri along Maiduguri-Mafa road, where one of the female bombers detonated her own – killing herself and one other female bomber, while the male suicide bomber was gunned down by the troops of the Nigerian Army while trying to run into their midst.
He also disclosed that 63 Boko Haram terrorists were killed from Monday 18th January 2016 to Friday 22nd 2016 at various places within the theater of operation, stating that many AK47 riffles, ammunition, Anti Aircraft Gun, RPG, GMPG, explosives, vehicles, motorcycles among others were recovered from the operations.
“Our troops conducted a fighting patrol at Afe, Kudiye, Souma, Dikwa Mijigeta, Mida villages of Borno state. During the operation our troops come in contact with Boko Haram terrorist at Kudiye and Mijigete where 370 hostages were rescued and brought to IDP camp in Dikwa and 3 rifles and 41 motorcycles were destroyed”, Irabor told newsmen at the operation media centre in Maiduguri.
The Commander also stated that troops have cleared some Boko Haram hideouts in Wala, Tirkopytir and Durubajuwe in Gwoza local government area, where they recovered GMPG, locally made Dane gun and a grinding machine.
He lauded the troops and called on the public to always be vigilant, especially at checkpoints, worship centre, markets, motor parks and schools.