By Saharareporters, New York
The sect militants were reportedly traveling with the assembled IEDs to an undisclosed location in Bauchi from Gombe State.
The Information Officer of the local government, Muazu Haruna confirmed that the bomb laden car was intercepted at the check point.
“The soldiers stopped them, and there was no chance they could speed past them. When one of the soldiers popped open the boot, the driver and other persons took off upon sensing danger. The soldiers ran after them, but they somehow escaped.”
Muazu added that the main road has been blocked, and the car sealed as the anti-bomb police unit from Bauchi State Police Command was expected on the scene to help defuse the IEDs.
The paramount traditional ruler of the area has visited the scene.
The Nigerian Army had in February announced the relocation of 3rd Amoured Division Nigerian Army, Jos to Gombe, stating that, “following the intractable security situation in the North-East region of the country, army headquarters recently ordered the GOC to move the division’s tactical headquarters to Gombe to properly coordinate and fight the activities of criminals within the region. The General Officer on relocation to Gombe went on a tour of the area of responsibility during which he warned that the division would not condone any act of criminality within the area. He added that those who think they could challenge the division would be decisively dealt with.”