How female Boko Haram member kept bombs in Mortar

The Yobe State Police Command has recovered “four bombs, two improvised explosive devices, six mortar bombs, a machine gun and two AK-47 rifles” inside a Toyota Highlander jeep wrecked by insurgents.

Mr. Markus Danladi, the Yobe State Commissioner of Police, disclosed this while displaying the weapons to newsmen in Damaturu, the state capital.

He said the bombs and improvised explosive devices were discovered in the trunk of the jeep where the occupants died on Monday following an explosion from a device.

The commissioner explained that five suspected suicide bombers were stopped for search on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Monday by a police patrol team.

He said the suspected bombers “detonated explosives, killing themselves and three policemen, while two other policemen sustained injuries.”

“On July 21, a team of police investigators on thorough search of the wrecked jeep discovered six unexploded bombs neatly concealed in the trunk of the vehicle comprising four 81mm calibre and two improvised,” he said.

Bombs kept in Mortar by Boko Haram

Bombs kept in Mortar by Boko Haram

The police boss also said that six mortar bombs were discovered in the handbag of a female member of the suspected suicide bombers.

Danladi said that the recovered bombs had a range of 1,000m radius and urged security operatives on the highway to be vigilant.

The commissioner also said that the police recovered one general purpose machine gun, two AK-47 rifles and hundreds of ammunition from insurgents who were repelled in an attempted attack on Bara town.

The commissioner called on motorists and the public to cooperate with security agencies to ensure security of lives and property.

Credits:Tribune

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