The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed a suspected female suicide bomber in Borno State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel SANI USMAN, said in a statement that the suspected bomber was killed at a checkpoint at the cattle market in Dikwa, Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the troops on duty had to shoot at her when she refused to obey the directive of the sentry on duty to stop, adding that she had claimed to be on her way to Dikwa from Monguno to see her parents.
USMAN said the soldiers were proved right when the suspected female suicide bomber who was carrying ‘Person Borne Improvised Explosive Devices’ exploded and died on the spot after she was shot.
He said two soldiers and a member of the Civilian JTF sustained minor injuries and were treated in the hospital.
Colonel USMAN also stated that insurgents were disguising as mad people to have access to crowded places in Maiduguri.