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Soldiers kill suicide bomber in Gombe

Soldiers kill suicide bomber in Gombe
December 24
19:53 2014

A suicide bomber has been killed at Bajoga in Gombe state, Christopher Olukolade, the director of defence information and a major-general in the Nigeria army, disclosed on Wednesday.

According to Olukolade, the suicide bomber, having failed to detonate a bomb at a military checkpoint, attempted to escape, but was cut down by bullets from soldiers on guard.

“A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe state yesterday, failed to achieve his mission,” he said.

“His attempt to escape also failed, as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee after hitting a military armoured personnel carrier with his IED-laden Honda car.
“The explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed to the police.”


Meanwhile, the defence headquarters also disclosed that two bomb-making experts were arrested in Kano.

“In Kano, security forces have raided the terrorists’ hideout in Nasarawa local government area leading to the arrest of bomb making experts who are already helping in the investigation into activities of bombers lately. Officers believe that the efforts will yield useful clues,” it explained.

“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 and ensure that the intention of terrorists to attack civilian targets while avoiding troops is duly frustrated.”


The attempted suicide bombing would have added to the pains of the people of Gombe, where 24 people were killed in a bomb blast at Dukku motor park only on Monday.

1 Comment

  1. The patriot
    The patriot December 25, 03:22

    Can we see the picture of the car?

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