Monday, 28 December 2015

Nigerian Army Kills 10 Suicide Bombers Outside Northeast City

Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Nigeria’s army said it intercepted and killed 10 suicide bombers on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno.

“The troops laid ambush on the terrorists’ suspected routes along Damboa road and eliminated them,” Colonel Mustapha Anka, an army spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement late on Sunday.

Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, was last attacked by a bomber about a month ago. While Nigeria’s military this year has pushed back and dislodged Boko Haram’s hold on territory in the northeast, suicide attacks and sporadic violence in the region continue.