2 Suicide Bombers Caught With Bombs Hidden In Decoders In Borno

2 Suicide Bombers Caught With Bombs Hidden In Decoders In Borno

By News Desk | The Trent on April 6, 2015
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Suicide bomb vest duly primed by the terrorists (DHQ Photo)

Two suicide bombers were on Sunday, April 5, 2015 apprehended by residents in Biu Town, Borno State, averting what would have been a major tragedy.

The terrorists planned on operating in different parts of the state, hiding Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in decoders were both caught before they could carry out their dastardly acts.

A resident, Ibrahim Bukar, a civil servant said: “The first suicide bomber to be discovered was trying to enter into a mosque located near the market where worshippers were observing the afternoon prayer.

“But some of our youths on guard suspected the would-be bomber carrying the decoder in his hand; and when they tried to frisk him, it was discovered the decoder was unusually heavy and the carrier began to fidget. As he was trying to escape the youths hacked him down and summarily killed him there and then.

“The second bomber was caught at the Biu motor park. In fact, he was about to enter a bus that was already having passengers, when it was also discovered that he, too, had a decoder device in his hand and had a bomb concealed in it. Immediately he was beaten up but not killed; he was later taken to the military barracks and handed over to the soldiers there.”

A top official at the Department of State Services (DSS) in Maiduguri who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed the incident.

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