Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Thursday intercepted and neutralised a male suicide bomber at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The terrorist who attempted to infiltrate through the troops forward defences at Jidari Polo general area, came in through Alidawari village about 4 kilometres ahead of Jidari strapped with heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vest.
A statement by the Army Spokesperson, Col Sani Usman said the vigilant troops on sighting him laid in wait for the intruder when vehemently refused to stop despite several warnings and challenges. A marksman neutralized the suicide bomber.
He said the combined team of Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) safely detonated the IED laden vest on the suicide bomber.