Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says.
According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics.
The ploy was also to disrupt activities of other commuters.
A statement by the spokesman for 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa, said the affected area was scanned and cleared by a team of engineers ordinance detachment to prevent any unfortunate incident.
Source: Sahara Reporters