Nigerian soldiers in Adamawa State this morning shot dead a suspected suicide bomber near a military base, Concise News gathers from sources.
The suicide bomber, according to the spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, was armed with an improvised explosive device. They spotted him while advancing towards a military base in Madagali village of Adamawa State.
According to Mr. Usman, the troops opened fire on the suspect when he refused to obey an order to stop advancing towards them.
Lafiya Dole spokesperson explains
“The vigilant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE today morning intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, Adamawa State,” said Mr. Usman.
“A vigilant duty sentry spotted the suicide bomber while attempting to infiltrate troops forward defensive line along Madagali-Limankara road.
“The vigilant duty sentry gunned down the bomber as he failed to stop when halted. The accurate shot also detonated the Improvised Explosive Device vest and it blew into pieces.”
This attack came amid ongoing negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government. 21 abducted Chibok girls from nearly 30 months of captivity regained freedom as a result of the negotiations.
It also came three days after a car conveying suspected bombers blew up outside a popular bus station in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The blast killed 6 people and injured 15 others.