A press statement from the Defence Headquarters by the Director of
Defence, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade states that they were able to
recover a jeep filled with explosive devices in Maidugri and that more
searches are being conducted to stop terroristic attacks.
The statement reads:
A jeep full of Improvised Explosives Devises was among the weapons
recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search Operations after
suicide bombing attacks on Zabamari Muna near Maiduguri. The jeep
along with 2 Hilux vehicles being used by terrorists were destroyed in
the course of pursuit and encounter with a group of terrorists trying to
escape after simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities
Thursday and Friday.
A total of 6 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.
Meanwhile, all other offensive operations of counterterrorist campaign
against terrorists continuing in various fronts. Additional deployment
of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the mission both within
the country and at borders are also continuing.