Troops Foil Suicide Bombing In Gombe


Troops mounting a security check point at a barrack entrance in Gombe Sunday morning intercepted a lady suicide bomber while trying to gain access into the barracks. a statement by defence spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said the Lady suicide bomber who had primed herself with improvised devices concealed under her hijab was intercepted when troops acting on intelligence report indicating that a terrorist group was plotting to attack barracks around Gombe using female suicide bombers. The Lady was halted and was being searched when the bomb exploded killing the lady. One of the troops conducting the search also died while another was wounded in the explosion. Normalcy has since returned to the barracks.

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