The Borno state chapter of NSCDC discovers bomb timer by Boko Haram insurgents

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Borno chapter on Tuesday, January 10, said it had discovered “Count down Timer’’ used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives.The commandant of the corps, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in Maiduguri in an interview with newsmen.
According to Vanguard, Abdullahi said that the instruments were discovered by men of the Disaster Management Unit of the command at the scene of Sunday, January 8’s bomb blast in Kalleri area of the state capital.Eight people were confirmed dead in the several explosions that hit Kalleri, Borno state on Sunday, when a Boko Haram bomber attacked a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) check point around Muna garage while another set of bombers attacked Kalleri ward.Abdullahi said:“The digital timer countdown displayed served the purpose of allowing the planter of bombor bomber to know the time to explode his Improvised Explosive Device.“Since we now know what they are using; the security agencies would trace the roots of where these gadgets are coming from.”To this end, we appeal to people to be vigilant and proactive in their respectiveenvironment.“They should also assist the security agencies with relevant information to nip Boko Haram activities and other crimes in the bud.”

Meanwhile,the Nigerian Army has confirmed the release of 1,250 Boko Haram suspectswho have been adjudged not to have any link with BokoHaram.Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian Army announced this on Monday, Januray 9, when he was visited by the head of sub-delegation of ICRC, Beat Mosimann,at the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri.Ezugwu said the 1,250 Boko Haram suspects were released in seven batches after being cleared.

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