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Yesterday at 9.00am Sunday in the morning, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE that were deployed
behind Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Damboa road,
Maiduguri, on security duty, intercepted and killed a male suicide
bomber who had attempted to sneak through the troops’ inner parapet
towards the IDP camp.

Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman released a statement saying that the vigilant sentry
sighted the bomber and laid in wait until the suicide bomber came close.
The sniper instantly shot and killed the terrorist as he tried to force
his way to the western flank of the IDP camp fence.
 Unfortunately, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest strapped on
the bomber failed to detonate. Consequently, a combined team of military
and police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) have been called to safely
detonate the IED.

The situation since yesterday at the camp and the area in general is said calm and every one is living normally.

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