Suicide bomber blows self up in Borno as troops prevent him access to community

According to reports, a suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up after troop prevented him from having access to a community in Borno State.

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According to available information, Troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by a suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7am.

The suicide bomber was said to have been intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while making attempt to enter the village.

The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly, when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide bombing material.

The statement by the Nigerian Army added: “Thankfully, there was no any other casualty other than the suspected suicide bomber. Troops along with the Civilian JTF at the village are now combing the surrounding area to forestall further attacks and clear the environment of likely remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating.”

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