Troops of the Nigerian Army on Thursday foiled an attempt by three female suicide bombers to attack a military location at Gwoza, Borno state.
The Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that the suicide bombers came into Gwoza through Pulka axis at about 12.57 p. m.
The statement read:
TROOPS AVERTS ANOTHER SUICIDE BOMBING IN GWOZA
Today, Thursday 6th October 2016, at about 12.25pm, 3 female suicide bombers attempted to attack a military location at Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State.
The suicide bombers who came through Pulka axis were sighted by members of vigilante from a distance and alerted the troops about the impending catastrophe. The very observant vigilante also noted that the women looked suspicious; walking awkwardly with bulging hijab and distinct from other female farmers.
When the suicide bombers noticed that they were being observed, they hurriedly ran towards troops aiming to detonate it on them. The troops neutralized 2 of the female suicide bombers, while the other ran back into the bush but was pursued. Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injuries due to the impact of the explosion. The wounded soldier is currently receiving treatment at a military medical centre and he is in stable condition.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations
Gwoza, which is the rockiest part of Borno State, is about 135km south-east of Maiduguri, the state’s capital, and about 60km away from Bama.