Troops Kill Three Suspected Female Suicide Bombers, Recover RPG

Troops of the 22 Brigade Garrison have killed three suspected female suicide bombers in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to a statement by the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, the suspected terrorists were neutralised on Sunday during a patrol around Kubtara village in the LGA.

The troops also recovered some weapons from the terrorist comprising one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) and a suicide vest.

Nwachukwu stated that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, commended the troops for the quick response in tracking the terrorists.

He, however, encouraged them to be more daring, vigilant and steadfast, as they clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

Recently there has been an upsurge in attacks by insurgents on military and civilian targets in the state and other parts of the north east.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin and other service chiefs have been visiting troops in the north east to boost their morale.


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