A Boko Haram suicide bomber on Tuesday attacked a checkpoint in troubled Borno State, killing five members of youth vigilance group.
The suicide attack also got 6 others injured.
In a statement, the representative for the National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zonal Office, Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said, “Five members of the Civilian JTF were killed in a suicide bomb explosion in Madarari, outskirts of Konduga town in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State at a checkpoint before entering Konduga.
“Five people were injured in the incident which occurred when the suicide bomber detonated the concealed IED as he was being searched at a checkpoint,” he added.
Tuesday’s attack will go down as one of the worst for the Civilian JTF in Borno as they have always had an edge over the terrorist group.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it neutralized six Boko Haram members during its clearance operations at Gashigar, Borno.
Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said some of the terrorists were wounded, while weapons were recovered during the encounter.
According to him, troops also successfully cleared Gambori, Dumbawa, Damsu, Awardi, Kanaram, Laridi, Malumdi and Yaramdi villages at the fringe of Sambisa forest.
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