From JOE Ayaaji
Two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday carried out attacks targeting two mosques in Damboa, Borno State, North east Nigeria.
According to a statement from the Army Spokesman Col. Sani Usman, the first bomber could not make his target and therefore detonated his explosive laden body killing himself, however, the second bombers was able to run into a mosque killing himself and six other people.
His worlds: “At the early hours of today, precisely at about 5.15am, two Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attacked Damboa. The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the Central mosque.
“However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb killing himself and 6 other worshippers and injuring one other person. The wounded has been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubbles. Troops and other security agencies have been mobilized to the area.
“In a related development, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists ina survival bid attacked Gaskeri village ahead of Dalori yesterday evening, where they killed 3 civilian vigilantes and looted foodstuffs. Troops have been mobilized and they are on the suspected terrorists’ trail,” Col. Usman said.
The military Spokesman has also announced its commitment to continue to give security escort to travelers along the newly reopened roads to enhance economic activities in such areas.
He said: “Similarly, as part of the efforts to keep Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru Ngala road open and safe, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade yesterday escorted 4 trailers and 44 other vehicles from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala yesterday. The escort duties would continue.
“Troops of 3 Battalion ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Gajibo crossing point and recovered one AK-47 rifle loaded with magazine, a transistor radio and a knife on 6th July 2016,” h announced.