The Defence Headquarters, DHQ Tuesday said a suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State failed to achieve his mission. Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade informed via a statement issued in Abuja that the attempt of the suicide bomber to escape failed as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers.
It said that the explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed over to the police. Security forces also in Kano raided terrorists’ hideout in Nasarawa Local Government Area leading to the arrest of bomb making experts.
The statement added “Officers believe that the efforts will yield useful clues. Troops deployed in all locations of the counter terrorism campaign have been directed to sustain the tempo of operations all through the period of seasonal celebrations, it is also to ensure that the intention of terrorists to attack civilian target while avoiding troops is duly frustrated.”