The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops shot and killed 3 female suicide bombers, who were set to attack some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Monday in Monguno town, Borno State.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement that although troops shot and gunned down the terrorists, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians.
“Today at about 6.15am, 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road,” Usman said.
“Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly.
“Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby. The injured persons have been evacuated and are receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility. However, the third suicide bomber that followed a different route, detonated some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7.10am.
“Troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno while they the general area and make it safe.”