Nigerian troops avert major disaster at IDP camp as bomb is discovered


What would have become a major catastrophe has been averted in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, as soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole discovered improvised an explosive device close toan internally displaced persons’ camp.

The development was confirmed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the director of army public relations late Monday, September 25.

“Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE averted a disaster on Sunday 24thSeptember 2017 when, on routine patrol, they discovered and safely detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near the internally displaced persons’ camp in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state by suspected Boko Haram terrorists long ago.

“The IED which was carefully concealed and planted about 300 metres to the camp, was discovered and safely detonated by the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team of the unit,”the statement

We earlier reported that troops of1 Division of the Nigerian armyand operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Sunday, September 24,arrested two suspected illegal arms dealers along Funtua-Gusau road in Zamfara state.

This was contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the director of army public relations on Monday, September 25.


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