The war against insurgency recorded another success as troops of the Nigeria Army on Saturday recovered a cache of arms and a Sport Utility Vehicle packed full with Improvised Explosives Devices, while conducting operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.
Olukolade said the SUV, along with two Hilux vehicles being used by insurgents was destroyed in the course of pursuit and encounter with the group.
He said the terrorists were trying to escape after simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3.
“A total of six suicide bombers had detonated themselves around the garage, killing scores of people while some people were also wounded. A soldier also died.
“Military Explosives Ordinance experts, backed by Police Bomb Disposal Units, are continuing with vigorous search for any bombs that might have been hidden or left unexploded in the area”, he said.
Olukolade also said all other operations of counter-terrorism are continuing on various fronts.
The defence spokesman noted that additional deployment of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the mission, both within the country and at borders, was also in progress.