Sunday, 23 July 2017

Boko Haram: Kano police engage insurgents in gun battle, arrest 5 | Army prevent bomb attack in Borno, kill 3 female suicide bombers


The police in Kano State on Sunday morning engaged in a gun duel with gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Premium Times reports.

The police officers were members of a special task force set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

At the end of the gun duel, three of the suspects were arrested, as well as two women suspected to be wives of the suspects.

The Nigerian Army on Sunday also said it foiled an attempted bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno.

The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri village, NAN reports.

Usman said that the female suicide bombers were killed when they tried to attack a military formation in the area.

“Troops of 103 Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, on Saturday morning, neutralised three female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate their location at Kawuri, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The female suicide bombers, who were on obvious mission of committing mayhem, were spotted by a vigilant sentry while trying to access the military location.

“However, they continued advancing toward the troops’ location despite several warnings to stop. Consequently, the troops neutralised them.

“The remains of the suicide bombers have since been evacuated from the scene.”

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