Troops intercepted the suspects before it could strike the Borno Statecapital, which has borne the biggest brunt of such attacks the Boko Haram sect has initiated over the years.
“Normalcy has been restored to the general area and the public are pleaseadvised to go about their normal businesses and social activities.However, it is important to maintain more vigilance and security consciousness,” Colonel Mustapha Anka, Media Coordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, said.
The operation aims to rid the country, particularly the Northeast of the Boko Haram terror group.Anka confirmed troops of Operation Lafiya Dole intercepted and killed theten suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at the outskirts of Maiduguri city.
He said two Boko Haram terrorists suspected suicide bombers earlier intercepted by vigilant troops disclosed their colleagues’ intent to enter the city with the aim of detonating bombs in selected public places.
Consequently, the troops laid ambush on the terrorists suspected routes along Damboa Road and eliminated them.Anka said the suicide bombers were intercepted in three differentlocations approaching the city.They were intercepted in Ajiri area towards Damboa Road, High Court axisand the Eye Hospital Area.
Anka said the army’s Explosive Ordinance Device team has been mobilised and they are combing the general area as well as clearing the debris.
Author: Augustine Osayande