Military authorities yesterday said a suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe state yesterday, failed to achieve his mission.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, (DDI), Major-General Chris Olukolade, yesterday in Abuja.
He further said his (suicide bomber) attempt to escape also failed, as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee, after hitting a military Armoured Personnel Carrier with his improvised explosive device, (IED)-laden Honda car.
“The explosives, which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed to the police” the statement added.
The statement said that officers believe that the investigations efforts will yield useful clues.
Olukolade, in the statement, further said that the military High Command has directed that troops deployed in all locations of the counter terrorism campaign should sustain the tempo of operations all through the period of seasonal celebrations and ensure that the intention of terrorists to attack civilian target while avoiding troops is duly frustrated.