By Ikechukwu Okaforadi & Edoamaowo Udeme
Troops deployed to fight terrorism in North Eastern Nigeria have arrested a key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked the Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa state on Sunday evening.
According to a press release, signed by the Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. AC Olukayode yesterday, the suspect was nabbed as observant members of the public confirmed sighting him alight from the vehicle used in conveying the explosive device that was detonated in Kabang shortly before the explosion.
“So far, 19 persons wounded in the explosion have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention in hospitals while 18 others have been confirmed dead” the release added.
Olukayode added that patrol troops have successfully repelled an ambush in Buratai community in Biu, a town in Borno state.
“The troops who fell into the ambush laid by the terrorists while on patrol engaged the terrorists in a decisive fire fight, killing four of them and capturing one alive; while in Kawuri, in Borno state, troops in a patrol have killed five terrorists in a shootout and also captured two AK-47 rifles and two vehicles used by the terrorists” he concluded.