Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion deployed under Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State on Tuesday arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri.
A statement issued by director, Army Public Relations Texas Chukwu said the lady attempted to sneak into the town to detonate her suicide vest and inflict maximum casualty on innocent Nigerians.
“Upon interrogation, she said her name is Shaidatu Adamu, 19 years old from Gwoza in Borno State,” Mr Chukwu, a brigadier-general, said.
“She was sent on a lone mission. She confessed that she has been in Sambisa Forest for about 3 years.”
“Consequently, Troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were invited to diffuse the explosives.
“She has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations.”