The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said a jeep full of Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search Operations after suicide bombing attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Defence , Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Olukolade said the jeep, along with two Hilux vehicles being used by terrorists, were destroyed in the course of pursuit and encounter with a the group .

He said the terrorists were trying to escape after simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities 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 campaign against terrorists, are continuing in various fronts.

He said additional deployment of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the mission, both within the country and at borders, was also continuing. (NAN)


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