By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA – A yet to be identified suicide bomber, Sunday, attacked the Yobe State Command Headquarters of the Department of State Security Services, SSS, Damaturu, resulting to an instant death of three personnel.
The incident according to a press release issued by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the SSS, Marilyn Ogar, “occurred as the convoy of the Commanding Officer of the 241 Recce Battalion, Nguru, Yobe State, Dahiru Abdulsalam (Col.) was driving into the Headquarters complex for a security meeting.”
The statement further read, “The suicide bomber attempted to force his way into the convoy but was stopped by vigilant guards. However, upon collusion with the gate, the impact resulted in an explosion.
“Consequently, the following casualties were recorded: three (3) Service personnel died; the suicide bomber was killed; one (1) person was injured; and an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) stationed at the gate was destroyed.
“These attacks, no doubt are reactions to the on-going operations by the security agencies to contain the excesses of terrorists who continue to wreak havoc on the public.
“The attacks will in no way deter Security agencies from securing the lives and property of Nigerians and riding the society of criminals.
“Accordingly, members of the public are hereby implored to report suspicious movements within their localities to the nearest law enforcement agency in the overall effort to rid our Nation of these undesirable elements.”