Troops gun down female suicide bomber as another kills self

Female suicide bomber gunned down
Female suicide bomber gunned down

Nigerian Army on Friday said the vigilant troops of 7 Division Garrison based in Maiduguri, in conjunction with Civilian JTF averted yet another suicide attack  on the innocent citizens in Borno State.

The troops intercepted 2 female suicide bombers at about  1.20am this morning, almost 100 metres south of Umurari village, outskirts of Maiduguri.

However, one of the suicide bombers on sighting own troops  detonated her explosive device, killing herself instantly, while the second bomber in an attempt to escape  was gunned down by one of the Garrison snipers.


The combined team of  Nigeria Police and Nigerian Army’s Explosive Ordinance Device team safely detonated the unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices strapped on the gunned down suicide bomber.

It is important to state that there was no casualty beyond the two suicide bombers. Presently, the troops and the Civilian JTF deployed in the village are now combing the general area to forestall further breach of security.

The situation in the area is calm and law abiding citizens are going about their normal activities without fear, Army spokesperson, Col Sani Usman, said in a statement.

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