By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja.
Troops from 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base (FOB), yesterday, averted suicide bombing on Ummarari community in Borno State.
The suicide bomber was intercepted by troops while attempting to enter the village to detonate his bomb.
A statement by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Army Director of Public Relations, said, “The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide bombing material.
“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”.