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The Nigerian military have killed two suicide bombers suspected to be the Boko Haram members in the early morning of March 25, Friday. Sources said that two bombers were spotted at Umulari Mulai about six kilometers away from Maiduguri on the Maiduguri-Damboa road around 1:00 am by vigilantes known as Civilian JTF.
One of them deactivated her explosive when the vigilantes on duty around the area asked ‘who is there.’ The second attacker hurried away and holed up nearby. But she was exposed and shot when troops came to the site. Her bomb was later detonated. Despite a mainly successful Nigerian army operation last year, the deadly sect continues to hold control in the far northeast of Nigeria and across the borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Its continued ability to carry out separate terror attacks shows an ongoing embarrassment for the government.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that on security, his government made progress. He has previously defined the sect as “defeated”. Nigerian army reacts to Shekau’s reappearance in new video The leader of the Boko Haram sect Abubakar Shekau yesterday, March 24, released a new video showing remorse over the insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria.
But the Nigerian army in a statement stated that it will continue with its operations against insurgents in the north-east in spite of the latest video. Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida, who participated in negotiations with the Boko Haram during the Goodluck Jonathan’s government, claimed that reports of the success by Nigerian troops are far from reality.