Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to 7 Division Garrison, Forward Operation Base (FOB), have averted yet another suicide bombing attempt on Ummarari community, Borno state by suspected Boko Haram terrorist on Saturday morning.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman.
The statement also revealed that the soldiers of the Forward Operation Base and vigilant members of the Civilian JTF spotted the suicide bomber while he was attempting to sneak into the community to cause a planned havoc.
The statement read: “Troops of 7 Division Garrison, Forward Operation Base (FOB), on Saturday averted yet another suicide bombing catastrophe on Ummarari community by suspected Boko Haram terrorist at about 7 a.m.
“The suicide bomber was intercepted by the vigilant troops and the Civilian JTF while attempting to enter the village to detonate his dangerous cargo on innocent persons in the community.”
“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 and 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.”