Nigerian Troops Avert Major Suicide Bomb Attack at Gamborun Ngala in Borno State
- January 11, 2018
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in northeast Nigeria have successfully averted a major devastating suicide attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Two of the suicide bombers strapped with suicide vests had attempted infiltrating Gamboru town at about 6.45 am when they were sighted by a joint patrol team of vigilant troops and Civilian JTF at Unguwar Yobe area before entering the town.
A statement by Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said they were halted by the patrol team from a safe distance and were ordered to unstrap their suicide vests to which they vehemently declined.
They were immediately neutralised by the troops while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team safely unstrapped and detonated the suicide vests. A third female suicide bomber was detected and intercepted within the same general area and subsequently confessed to the joint patrol that she and other two terrorists have been dispatched at about 3.30 am on Tuesday to unleash mayhem on Gamboru town.
She also revealed the location she had hid her suicide vest and led the troops to recover it. The recovered vests and the surviving suicide bomber have been taken into custody for further interrogations.