November 7, 2012
By NDAHI MARAMA
The men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Tuesday survived another fresh bomb explosion which was planted along the major road linking Gwange/London Ciki wards of Maiduguri metropolis.
Our Correspondent reports that the
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was planted by suspected terrorists exploded at about 8am, a few metres away from the JTF vehicle which was on a patrol operation, a situation that led to the shattering and damaging of the
windscreens, as well as the body of
the vehicle destroyed without any
casualties suffered on the part of the occupants.
Immediately after the blast, our Correspondent gathered that, there was an exchange of gunfire around the area which lasted for twenty minutes, before the JTF cordoned off the area to prevent further attacks.
Confirming the incident to journalists,
the JTF Spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel
Sagir Musa said, at about 8:35 am on
Wednesday, there was a failed IED
attack on a JTF patrol vehicle along
Gwange/Costain area of Maiduguri metropolis. He said, an IED remote control bomb targeted at JTF vehicle (s) was planted and buried on the road by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
He added that no casualty was recorded and nobody was killed or wounded. The area was cordoned off, searched and swept by the bomb disposal arm of the JTF, pointing out that normalcy has since been restored in the area.