Just In: Suicide Bomber Shot and Blown to Pieces in Madagali, Adamawa State (Graphic Photo)

The vigilant Nigerian military troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, today morning, intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, Adamawa State.

The suicide bomber blown by his own IED vest
The Nigerian Army has said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole in the early hours of this morning neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, Adamawa State.
A statement from Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said the suicide bomber was spotted by a vigilant duty sentry attempting to infiltrate troops forward defensive line along Madagali-Limankara road.
According to Usman, a colonel and acting director army public relations, the troops had to open fire on the suspect when the suspect refused to obey an order to stop advancing towards them.
He said; “The vigilant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE today morning intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, Adamawa State,” said Mr. Usman.
“The suicide bomber was spotted by a vigilant duty sentry attempting to infiltrate troops forward defensive line along Madagali-Limankara road.
“He was gunned down by the vigilant sentry as he failed to stop when halted. The accurate shot also detonated the Improvised Explosive Device vest and was blown into pieces.”
This attack came amid ongoing negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, that have seen the release of 21 abducted Chibok girls from nearly 30 months of captivity.
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