A suicide bomber, who on Saturday morning escaped after her colleagues detonated bombs along Damboa Road in Maiduguri, has been reportedly arrested by the Nigerian Army.
According to a source, who spoke on anonymity on the arrest, the suspect revealed that 8,000 Boko Haram fighters were preparing to take over Maiduguri and free some of their militants in custody.
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The source added that she ran to Dala Alemderi ward, where some of her accomplices also detonated explosives killing yet another five people.
“Her own bombs refused to detonate and she remove it from her body. She realized she did not want to die again and was begging us not to kill her. She said she was the lady with the other female bombers, who attacked the military checkpoint this morning.
“She also revealed that they came all the way from Damasak where they were working along with some member of the Boko Haram fighters numbering 8,000, who were planning on how to make inroad to Maiduguri to free their men in military custody,” the source said.
It was learnt that the female suicide bomber was arrested about three hours after the explosion at the military checkpoint.