Abuja - Troops have killed a suspected female
suicide bomber targeting a military checkpoint in Borno State.
The incident happened at Kara Cattle market axis, at
Dikwa Local Government Area.
Confirming the report on Monday morning, Acting Director
of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the suspected female
suicide bomber was seen approaching troops’ checkpoint but when challenged from
afar by the duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno
to see her parents in Dikwa.
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Troops sensing the direction of approach was suspicious
and abnormal, fired a shot at her while her Person Borne Improvised Explosive
(PBIED) exploded killing her instantly and causing minor
injury on two soldiers and a Civilian
joint taskforce member assisting them.
The Army spokesman added that the injured soldiers and
the civilian have been treated and have continued with their duties.
“This incident has shown that there are a few of
the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists that are determined to carry out
criminal acts to create panic and insecurity in some areas," Usman said.
- CAJ News