Troops of the Nigerian Army have averted a suicide bombing by 3 female boko haram members in Munguno local government area, Borno State.
According to a statement by the Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani K. Usman, the terrorists planned on attacking innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.
Colonel Usman explained that “our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly. Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby. The injured persons have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility”.
He added that “the third suicide bomber that followed a different route, detonated some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7.10am”.
Troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno while they secure the general area and make it safe.