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The Directorate of State Security, DSS, had last week issued warnings of possible attacks by terror groups across the country.

This warning resulted in heightened security across the country.

Following this intelligent report, the Nigerian Army aaverted what would have made news headlines aross the globe as it intercepted and averted suicide bombing in an internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri.

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A statement released the by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Sani Kukasheka Usman, states that “Today at about 6.15am, three female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

“There target were IDPs fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometers, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.

“Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly.

“Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby.

“The injured persons have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility.

“However, the third suicide bomber that followed a different route, detonated some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7.10am.

“Troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno while they the general area and make it safe.

Meanwhile, troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division sprang a surprised ambush on some elements of Boko Haram terrorists along Gerere Junction in Borno State.

The Boko Haram terrorists were suspected to be fleeing from the advancing troops of 119 Task Force Battalion presently mopping the general area of Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area.

During the operation, the troops killed 4 Boko Haram terrorists carrying logistics items.

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The ambush led to a firefight. The troops recovered several items including ammunition, 2 AK-47 rifles, an unprimed Improvised Explosive Device and a 36 Henagar Hand Grenade.

The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness following concerted efforts of clearing the remnants of the terrorists.