Female Suicide Bomber In Borno Kill – Says Army
The Nigerian Army Monday said a female suicide bomber, who plotted an attack on troops at a checkpoint in Dikwa Local Government of Borno State, was killed.
According to the Army, the female bomber was primed with Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED), which exploded shortly after she was shot at.
The disclosure was made in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman.
Two soldiers as well as a member of the Civilian JTF, sustained injuries from the explosion.
“On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, Dikwa, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State.
“She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
“Troops sensing the direction of approach was suspicious and abnormal, fired a shot at her and the gallant sentry was proven right as she was carrying a Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) which exploded with a loud bang, killing her instantly and causing minor injury on 2 soldiers and a Civilian JTF assisting them.
“The injured soldiers and the civilian have been treated and have continued with their duties,” Usman said.