Major General Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, has commented on the recent bombings in Borno, attributing them to the military’s recent gains in the fight against insurgency. Buba described the bombings as evidence of Nigeria slipping into a state resembling war.

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He emphasized that recent military operations have significantly weakened the terrorist leadership, depleted their resources, and eroded their support and influence. Buba highlighted that the attacks involved multiple instances of Person Bourne Improvised Explosive Devices (PBIED), commonly known as suicide bombings.

Following these incidents, military forces swiftly imposed a curfew to safeguard community residents from further harm. Tragically, during the enforcement of the curfew, troops were ambushed by a third individual wearing an explosive vest, resulting in casualties among soldiers and hybrid force members.

Buba further disclosed that a fourth potential attack was prevented when the suspect prematurely detonated her device, resulting in her own death. Overall, the bombings claimed the lives of 20 individuals and left 52 others injured, requiring medical treatment.