Nigerian Soldiers ‘Intercept’ Boko Haram Vehicle Loaded With Bombs On Gombe-Bauchi Road

By Saharareporters, New York

A car loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by suspected Boko Haram sect members was Wednesday night intercepted in Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi State.

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.”

  1. Chidinma Reply

    Nawa ds boko haram pple wot is their problem ad wot dd they want

  2. Kings onuorah. Reply

    Pls can sm1 help me ask wat they ment by;they somhw escaped?a thief can never catch his fellow thief,God help us.

  3. Uncle CNN Reply

    NA good job, but y and how did they escape? These boys are dangerous they need instant shooting once sighted. They hv killed and ar still killing many so its not a crime wasting them, I thank God i m not a uniformed personnel bc even as a boy scout I Will shoot those guys at the slightest perception of them, they cant escape else they will strick again

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  5. AWAP,INC. Reply

    Even though, BH agreed to talks with the federal government their ongoing actions, like this recent episode, points in the opposite direction. The senseless killings of innocent children, women and men by Boko Haram (BH) simply, bcos of differences in religion, ethnicity or affiliations is without question, genocidal and hence, begs the intervention of both domestic and international forces/organizations, such as, the United Nations and its partners. How long must this blood sacrifice continue? For whom and for what? Indeed, history shows these were almost the same tactics adopted by Hitler’s men in Nazi Germany before it escalated into a full-blown holocaust and extermination of the Jews. Must Nigerian security forces and the world wait to see that happen again, before it steps in to save millions of innocent lives?

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