Soldiers battle Boko Haram fighters, bombers, villagers killed

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The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said a jeep full of

Improvised Explosives Devices was among the weapons

recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search

Operations after suicide bombing attacks on Zabarmari

Muna, near Maiduguri.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja

by the Director of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Olukolade said the jeep, along with two Hilux vehicles being

used by terrorists, were destroyed in the course of pursuit

and encounter with a the group.

He said the terrorists were trying to escape after

simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities on

Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3.

“A total of six suicide bombers had detonated themselves

around the garage, killing scores of people, while some

people were also wounded. A soldier also died.

“Military Explosives Ordinance experts, backed by Police

Bomb Disposal Units, are continuing with vigorous search

for any bombs that might have been hidden or left

unexploded in the area,” he said.

Olukolade also said all other operations of counter terrorism

campaign against terrorists are continuing in various fronts.

He said additional deployment of men and equipment to

enhance the scope of the mission, both within the country

and at borders, was also continuing.



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