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Nemesis: Eight suicide bombers killed by their bomb in Gubio as troops of Op HardKnock rescue 19 women, 19 children in borders area

Remains of the suspected suicide bombers
Remains of the suspected suicide bombers

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed at a checkpoint in Gubio, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State at about 9.15am Tuesday morning, foiled a suicide attack on Gubio town by 8 Boko Haram terrorists.
A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said that 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. 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 rescued women and children
The rescued women and children
Also, troops of 8 Task Force Division have commenced an Operation codenamed Operation HARDKNOCK to clear pockets Boko Haram terrorist hiding in remote areas of northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders.
According to Colonel Usman, as the operation progresses, troops have cleared pockets of insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area of Borno state.
The troops have rescued 19 women and 19 children held hostages in Dumba village by the terrorists. During the rescue operation, the troops neutralized 6 Boko Haram insurgents while others fled with gunshot wounds leaving behind 22 motorcycles, flags and other items.

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