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Troops intercept, demobilise two suicide bombers in Borno

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[File] Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE.<br /> Photo: Twitter/HQNigerianArmy

IDPs relocate to ancestral homes
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole foiled two female suicide Boko Haram bombers at Mushimari village in Konduga council area of Borno State.

The suspects attempted to infiltrate and attack a military location along the Maiduguri-Bama road.

According to Nigerian Army Facebook handle, the suspected female bombers were intercepted before detonating their explosives.

“About 9.30 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, two suspected female suicide bombers were intercepted at Mushimari settlement in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

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“The suspects were attempting to infiltrate the 222 Battalion Defensive Locations, along Bama road, but they were apprehended by the troops and were successfully immobilised,” the statement reads.

The statement also explained that preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, it was joy galore yesterday as 204 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Jos South and Barkin Ladi council areas of Plateau State left the Anguldi Geo-Sciences camp to their ancestral homes.

The returning IDPs are from Kurra Falls, Kuzen and Kakurak communities had fled their homes not because their homes were actually destroyed but left out of fear of being attacked.

Of the 18 communities, three have been relocated to their homes. The IDPs are not only victims of June 2018 crisis but those of 2010 and 2012 crises that forced them out of their homes.

The other 15 communities are still in the camp, as their houses were completely destroyed and have to be rehabilitated before they leave the camp.

Speaking on the occasion, Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major-General Augustine Agundu, prayed that what brought them to the camp would never happen again.

Agundu assured them of adequate security, saying that the homes and villages of the returnees have been properly secured, while troop deployment has been reinforced.


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