Troops of the Nigerian Army’s 7 Division deployed operationally in Borno advance with an Otokar Cobra APC in the lead.
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NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
1 April, 2014
Military authorities on Tuesday said four persons believed to be terrorists/suicide bombers had died in Maiduguri. The authorities said the suspected bombers were heading to NNPC facility on Maiduguri-Damboa Road when they died in their vehicles laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
This information is contained in a
statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Defense Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade. The statement said the explosions that led to their death took place at Mule on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
According to the statement, 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. The statement said that occupants of the vehicles were killed in the explosions.
“Five soldiers were wounded while the civilian casualties are yet to be
determined”, the statement said, adding that more details of the incident would be released later.