A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the suicide bomber was gunned down yesterday while attempting to enter a military location in the state.
A female suicide bomber has been shot dead by troops in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Disclosing that one soldier lost his life in the attack, Usman said, “Troops Yesterday at about 9.45pm killed a suspected female suicide bomber who attempted to enter the military location in Yamtake, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State. A vigilant sentry on duty gunned her down and she died instantly.
“The troops killed all the 4 attackers including 2 suicide bombers and recovered 2 AK-47, 3 Magazines, 109 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 1 Torchlight, 1 Water bottle, 3 Magazine carrier, 1 Illuminator pyrotecnic and some quantity of drugs. Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process,” Usman said.
Recall that vigilant soldiers had on Sunday shot dead a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber in Maiduguri after he was spotted trying to sneak into the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp.