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Army Denies Attack On Idps Camp, Soldiers

The Army has dismissed ‘misleading’ reports of a suicide bomb attack at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

It described as ‘fictitious’, the purported killing of six Soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush on Damboa Road.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

According to him, two bombers infiltrated Pulka on Monday; one was neutralised by troops but the other detonated his Improvised Explosive Device (IED), killing two persons and injuring two.

A military Vehicle Stepped on an IED on Damboa Road on Sunday, and two soldiers died, he added.

His words: “The incident in Pulka occurred inside the town and not at the Idps Camp. The troops neutralised one of the attackers even before causing harm to anyone, while the other bomber detonated the explosive, killing two persons and injuring two others.

“There was no ambush by insurgents on our troops. The soldiers were involved in an IED explosion accident when their vehicle stepped on the device planted on the road.

“Two soldiers were involved in the incident; there was no ambush, no ammunition carted away or six soldiers killed, as being erroneously reported. It is a misrepresentation of facts.”

Nwachukwu added that the military authorities sympathised with the victims, even as he reiterated its commitment to the protection of life and property.

He called on the people to be vigilant and provide information on suspicious activities in their communities.

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Army Denies Attack On Idps Camp, Soldiers


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