Wednesday, 2 April 2014

21 People Die In Foiled Suicide Attempt In Maiduguri

THE Defence Headquarters has said that  Special Forces have foiled an attempt by four suicide bombers to blast a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation facility along the Maiduguri-Damboa Road, Mulai  in Borno State on Tuesday.
The four suicide bombers, two other suspected terrorists and 15 civilians  died in the incident. Five soldiers, and 17 others were wounded.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Olukolade, who confirmed the incicident in an electronic mail, said one of the terrorists was arrested while eight vehicles were destroyed.
He said that three of the four cars laden with Improvised Explosive Devices exploded when soldiers fired at them.
The statement by the DHQ spokesman reads, “Four terrorists believed to be suicide bombers, apparently heading for an NNPC facility along Maiduguri-Damboa Road have died in their IED-laden vehicles.
“The explosions took place at Mulai on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Three of the four explosive-laden vehicles were demobilised by shots fired at them by soldiers at the checkpoint shortly before the explosions that rocked the area.
“Five soldiers were wounded while the civilian casualties have yet to be determined.”
He said that the DHQ would give details of the foiled suicide bomb attack later.

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