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Army thwarts suicide bombers in Gwoza

07 October 2016, 06:45

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has neutralised three suspected female suicide bombers attempting to attack a military location at Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the suicide bombers came through Pulka axis where members of the vigilante sighted them from a distance and alerted the troops about the impending catastrophe.

"The very observant vigilante also noted that the women looked suspicious, walking awkwardly with bulging hijab and distinct from other female farmers," Usman said.

The Army spokesperson added that when the suicide bombers noticed they were being observed, they hurriedly ran towards the troops aiming to detonate improvised explosive devices on them.

"The troops neutralised 2 of the female suicide bombers, while the other ran back into the bush but was pursued. Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injuries due to the impact of the explosion," Usman added.

The wounded soldier is currently receiving treatment at a military medical centre and is in stable condition.

- CAJ News


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