Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army deployed around Gamboru Ngala in Borno State killed two female Boko Haram bombers and arrested one while they were trying to infiltrate the community. It was gathered that if successful, the attack would have been very devastating.
The Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said two of the bombers, strapped with suicide vests, had attempted to infiltrate Gamboru town at about 6.45 am when they were sighted by troops and members of the Civilian JTF on a joint patrol at Unguwar Yobe area.
Nwachukwu said when the terrorists were halted by the patrol team, from a safe distance, and ordered to unstrap their suicide vests, they vehemently refused.
He urged the general public to be more alert and vigilant while going about their daily activities in their various communities to detect suspicious persons and inform the security agencies accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has warned residents in the North East, particularly Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, to stop harbouring fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in their communities.
A statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Sani Usman in Abuja said credible intelligence had revealed that several of the terrorists had resorted to taking refuge in dry wells and other hideouts in some communities along their escape routes from the Sambisa forest to evade the sustained bombardments from air and ground troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.