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Army saves female suicide bomber from killing herself in Borno


Soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole have foiled a suicide attempt by three teenage girls, saving one of the would-be bombers in the process.

The incident took place at Gamboru, a town located in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, two of the attackers were “neutralized” at about 6. 45 a.m. on Tuesday.

“A third female suicide bomber was intercepted within the same general area,” Nwachukwu said, adding that “she confessed that they were deployed at about 3.30 a.m. on Tuesday to unleash mayhem on Gamboru town”.

“The suicide bomber also revealed the location where she hid her IED vest and led the troops to recover it,” added.

“The recovered vests and the surviving suicide bomber have been taken into custody for further interrogations,” he said.

The surviving ‘suicide bomber’

Nwachukwu urged citizens of Borno State to be vigilant and “report suspicious persons to security agencies”.

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