Nigerian security averted major tragedy in Maiduguri today as they detected a powerful IED planted near an Internally Displaced Persons camp and detonated a bomb some few meters from the headquarters of the State Security Services (SSS) in Maiduguri earlier today.
The bomb hidden at Yerwa neighborhood along Kano road close to a bus station owned by Borno Express was found by security agents who notified the anti-bomb unit of the Nigerian police in the state.
The bomb that was defused around 5PM was so powerful that when it was detonated it made such a loud that sent residents in the area into panic mode. There were no reported injuries.
A source said Nigerian troops recorded some victories over Boko Haram suicide bombers in Kaga local government area in the state as they succeeded in tracking down a female suicide bomber in Ngamdu township, the teenage girl reportedly blew herself up before security agents could apprehend her. Fortunately, she was the only casualty in the attack.
Also, three suicide bombers heading to a military check point along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road were killed before they could reach their final destination. Sources revealed that with better military equipments and help from multinational troops, Nigeria has now regained the upper hand in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists.