A third suicide bomber is actively wanted by the forces and members of Sandawadjiri vigilante committee.
After several weeks of truce, the terrorists make their way back in the Far North Region. According to military sources, the Far North was shaken in Sunday night by two explosions.
The first explosion occurred around midnight in the town of Sandawadjiri where a young suicide bomber detonated after finding she was spotted by members of the Vigilante Committee.
“Members of the village vigilante committee at Sandawadjiri towards Kolofata spotted around 12:03 am suicide bombers who were tracking certainly for attacks in the early hours of Monday,” says our source who remained anonymous.
“One of the suicide bombers detonated her load when she knew that members of the Vigilante Committee had spotted them. The other two fled, “says the source.
According to the provisional toll released by the Far North’s authorities, only the suicide bomber was killed by the first explosion. Five members of Sandawadjiri vigilante committee were wounded, “three in critical condition.“
The second blast took place early Monday morning around 5:30 am in the locality of Waramide near Sandawadjiri where was the first explosion. “A civilian and the bomber were killed and one injured was recorded,” informs the military source. According to the same source, the suicide bomber at Waramide is one of three girls who had been identified on Sunday night by members of Sandawadjiri vigilante committee. The third suicide bomber who is still in the wild is actively pursued.
The last attack in the Far North dated 22 September 2016 in which four people, including the bomber, were killed in an explosion in the town of Djakana. This town, located about five kilometers from the Nigerian border, has been repeatedly a target of attacks of Boko Haram which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State organization.