Troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday shot dead a suspected female suicide bomber in a failed attack in Dikwa Local government Area of Borno State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, stated this in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, the suspect’s planned attacked was thwarted at a check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, Dikwa, towards Antul and Mukdala.
“She refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
“Troops sensing that 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 two soldiers and a Civilian JTF assisting them”, said Usman, a colonel.
The injured soldiers and the civilian JTF member have been treated and have continued with their duties, the statement added.