8 insurgents ‘blow up themselves’ at Borno checkpoint

Ebun Francis

Eight Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday blew themselves up at an army checkpoint in Gubio local government area of Borno state, according to a statement issued by Army spokeman, Col Sanu Usman. The insurgents according to him blew themselves up when troops deployed at a check point resisted their attempt to go through without being checked.

According to the statement, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at a checkpoint in Gubio, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State at about 9.15am this morning, foiled a suicide attack on Gubio town by 8 Boko Haram terrorists.

“The suicide bombers who came in a Bedford pick up vehicle primed with Improvised Explosive Devices including suicide vests, attempted to force their way through the checkpoint but met stiff resistance from troops who insisted that the vehicle be thoroughly checked.

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“The suicide bombers refused and blew up themselves by detonating one of the suicide vests killing all the 8 Boko Haram terrorists on board.” the statement concluded.