Two suicide bombers killed as troops repel attack on Borno town




Nigerian military on Friday said two suicide bombers leading a band of terrorists were among over a score of those of them who died as troops succeeded in repelling the terrorist attack on Shetimari in Borno State on Thursday evening.

Nigerian troops in action
Nigerian troops in action

According to the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, over 12 rifles and 1 machine gun were captured from the terrorists group as the attack was repelled.
Also recovered from the group were rocket propelled grenades and some bombs.
“Troops conducting mopping up operation are still combing the area while others are in pursuit of those who are on the run.
“Incidents of suicide bomb attacks were also recorded in Jimeta Yola and Maiduguri yesterday evening. Details are still forthcoming.
“Meanwhile, the offensive operations in Sambisa and other forest enclaves of the terrorists are continuing with intelligence activities, aerial surveillance and highly coordinated air bombardment backed by ground assaults. Details as operations progresses,” Olukolade stated.

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