Troops in Borno state this morning shot dead two female suicide bombers just before they carried out an attack on some Internally Displaced persons in Munguno town. A statement by the Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, reads
“Today at about 6.15am, 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.
Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly. Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby. Troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno while they the general area and make it safe”he said According to Usman, the injured persons had been evacuated and were receiving medical attention at the 8 task force division’s medical facility. A third suicide bomber who followed a different route, detonated the bomb killing only herself.