The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops had killed three female suicide bombers after they tried to ram into troops along Dutse area in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.
This disclosure was made by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, while speaking on the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
According to him, the three female suicide bombers were intercepted following an intelligence report tat they were going toward Limankara in Gwoza Council.
He said: “Just this morning, we intercepted the bombers but the three of them resisted and tried to ram into our troops. And of course, we had no choice but to open fire on them.”
He explained that the Nigerian troops and their Cameroonian counterparts had been making remarkable progress and recoveries in Ngwoshe axis and Gwoza hills.
“Our troops and those of the Cameroon Republic have been recording tremendous successes in flushing out remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in that axis.
“And of course during the operation, we discovered stockpile of arms and ammunitions.
“We also intercepted 30 cows at Cashew plantation here in Maiduguri capital.
“We also arrested one of the most wanted Boko Haram terrorists, number 164 on our list,” the commander added.