Troops foil terrorists’ attempt to sabotage electricity in Yobe

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Troops of Nigerian Army deployed for counter terrorism operations in Yobe State, in collaboration with local hunters’ group, have thwarted an attempt by ISWAP/ Boko Haram terrorists to destroy high tension electric pylons near Kasesa village, on the outskirts of Damaturu town.

This was disclosed in a statement on the Nigerian Army’s social media platforms on Sunday.

According to the statement, the troops, acting on credible intelligence, laid ambush for the terrorists and intercepted them while en route to the pylons in a suspicious vehicle.

The statement said a fierce firefight ensued, as the troops engaged the terrorists, forcing them to abandon their vehicle and flee with gunshot wounds.

“Upon searching the vehicle, the troops discovered 8 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with detonating cords, along with a trade test card belonging to one Emmanuel Adamu.”

The statement noted that the “quick and decisive action” of the troops and hunters prevented a potential catastrophe and safeguarded the electricity infrastructure in the region.

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