The troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri, Borno State, North East Nigeria, have averted disaster when they arrested a female suicide bomber on Monday, Nigerian Army said via its social media accounts.
Military authorities said the suicide bomber was stopped while attempting to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict maximum casualty on innocent Nigerians.
“Upon interrogation,she said her name is Shaidatu Adamu,19 years old from Gwoza in Borno State. She was sent on a lone mission. She confessed that she has been in Sambisa Forest for about three years.
“Consequently, Troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were invited to diffuse the explosives,” the statement read.
The Nigerian Army said she has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations.