Troops yesterday foiled an attack by a suspected female suicide bomber, who was approaching a check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, Dikwa, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State.

According to an Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman:

“The would-be bomber was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, but she refused to stop, claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa. Sensing that her direction of approach was suspicious and abnormal, troops fired a shot at her.”

The Sentry on duty was proven right as the attacker was carrying a Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) which exploded with a loud bang, killing her instantly and causing minor injury on 2 soldiers and a Civilian assisting them. The injured have had their wounds treated and continue with their duties.

As stated by Col. Sani Usman:

“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.”

In a related development, there is also very reliable information that remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists now disguise or pretend to be mad men or women in order to gain access to some locations especially in Maiduguri which consequently make people be very wary of any seemingly mentally unstable or mad men or women found wandering and report them.

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