Two terrorists died Saturday morning as they attempted to bomb a checkpoint manned by soldiers of the Joint Military Task Force,JTF, at the Hotoro axis of Kano, northwest Nigeria.
of their accomplices were arrested by security operatives and they
confessed to have been masterminds of the aborted attack, said Kano
state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura. Daura told P.M.NEWS that the
four suspects were citizens of Niger Republic. Nigeria shares porous
borders with Niger Republic.
Two terrorists self-destruct in Kano
Daura said the two terrorists who died in the attack disguised as a
water vendor and a motorcyclist.
“At about 7:30 this morning (Saturday),
a terrorist disguised like a water vendor concealed explosives inside a
truck with empty jerry cans.
The explosive harmed and killed them
when his accomplice who disguised as a motorcyclist tried to detonate
the bomb, targeting a JTF checkpoint,” Daura said. The police boss told
P.M.News that the terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram
sect targeted a millitary checkpoint, “but they did not succeed.”