The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says a key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked the Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa State on Sunday evening has been arrested by troops who cordoned the area in a swift response to the explosion.
In a statement issued by Major General Chris Olukolade, the defence information director, the suspect was nabbed as observant members of the public confirmed sighting him alight from the vehicle used in conveying the explosive device that was detonated in Kabang shortly before the explosion.
“So far, 19 persons wounded in the explosion have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention in hospitals while 18 others have been confirmed dead.” statement reads.
Meanwhile patrol troops have successfully repelled an ambush in Buratai community in Biu, a town in Borno state.
Olukolade said, the troops fell into the ambush laid by the terrorists while on patrol, but immediately engaged the terrorists in a decisive fire fight killing four of them and capturing one alive.
“Also in Kawuri in Borno state, troops in a patrol have killed five terrorists in a shootout. The troops also captured two AK 47 rifles and two vehicles used by the terrorists.” the statement concluded.