Gallant troops of the Nigerian Army have on Sunday shot dead a suspected suicide bomber outside the Maimalari army barracks in Maiduguri before the explosives concealed in her handbag went off.
Babakura Kolo, a civilian volunteer force working with the troops against the rebels disclosed that:
“Soldiers at Maimalari army barracks this morning (Sunday) foiled a suicide attack by a female bomber.”
“Military guards at the gates yelled at her to stop for security checks, but she ignored them and continued walking towards the gates.”
“She continued walking with her handbag slung on her shoulder, despite repeated shouts from the soldiers asking her stop.
“One of the soldiers opened fire on the woman and the handbag exploded, blowing the woman to pieces.”
There were no other casualties in the explosion, which one military officer in the city described as an “attempted suicide attack by Boko Haram terrorists”