Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed two female suicide bombers who tried to carry out an attack on Gamboru Ngala town, in Borno State.
The soldiers also arrested a third female suicide bomber who tried to penetrate the town with explosives at about 6. 45 a.m. on Tuesday.
According to a statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, troops deployed to Gamboru averted “what would have been a major devastating suicide attack’ by three female Boko Haram insurgents.
The Statement reads, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed around Gamboru Ngala have successfully averted what would have been a major devastating suicide attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru town in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Two of the suicide bombers, strapped with suicide vests had attempted infiltrating Gamboru town at about 6.45a.m. when they were sighted by a joint patrol team of vigilant troops and Civilian JTF at Unguwar Yobe area shortly before entering the town.
“They were halted by the patrol team from a safe distance and were ordered to unstrap their suicide vests, to which they vehemently declined.
“All efforts and entreaties by the patrol team to make the suicide bombers remove their IED vests failed as the duo adamantly approached the troops armed with their IED vests.
“They were immediately neutralised by the troops, while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team (EOD) safely unstrapped and detonated the suicide vests.
“A third female suicide bomber was detected and intercepted within the same general area and subsequently confessed to the joint patrol that she and the other two terrorists had been dispatched at about 3.30 am on Tuesday to unleash mayhem on Gamboru town.”