exploded during a shootout with government troops in northern Nigeria, a
military commander said Monday.
Ebhaleme said the bombs were being assembled for attacks planned for the
flashpoint city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of an increasingly bloody insurgency
that has left more than 1,000 people dead since mid-2009.
He said the joint military task force deployed to the region to stem the
violence had surrounded the hideout and “engaged the suspects in a
Ebhaleme said the insurgents had thrown a bomb at the soldiers when the other
bombs inside the house went off “killing the five suspects and destroying the