Two soldiers were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a military checkpoint in Konduga, Borno State, the police said on Thursday.
The state Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, said in a statement that a female suicide bomber, detonated an explosive strapped on her at a military checkpoint just in front of an internally displaced persons camp.
Isuku said the incident took place at about 7.30 pm on Wednesday.
“A female suicide bomber detonated explosive strapped to her body at Mashimari by military checkpoint behind internally displaced persons camp at Konduga killing herself only.”
“Two Soldiers were reported injured as a result of the explosion,” he added
He said that the scene of the crime was visited by a team of the Explosive Ordnance Department, EOD, of the police who declared the area safe and restored normalcy.
The police PRO said that security officers will continue to be monitored.
Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, also confirmed the incident adding that the affected soldiers are currently receiving treatment at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“What happened was they tried to stop the suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate the camp. When she persisted they shot her in the process and got injured from the explosion that followed,” Irabor said.