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Breaking: Troops intercept suspected female Boko Haram bombers (photos)

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The Nigerian Army has intercepted two suspected Boko Haram bombers attempting to infiltrate military location in Borno. According to the army, the incident happened around 9.30pm on Wednesday, December 19, at Mushimari settlement in Konduga L.G.A of Borno state. One of the suspected terrorists who had on explosive vest was immobilised as investigation goes on. The statement reads: “At about 9.30 p.m today 19 December 2018, one suspected female suicide bomber and her accomplice were intercepted at Mushimari settlement in Konduga L.G.A of Borno State while attempting to infiltrate the 222 Batallion Defensive Location. “They were apprehended by the troops and vest strapped on the suspected suicide bomber was successfully immobilized. Preliminary investigation is ongoing.” Meanwhile, Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Borno Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said one of the two female Boko Haram bombers nabbed by the command is the wife of Mamman Nur, a factional leader of the terrorist group. The teenager who was identified as Fatima Muhammed Kabir, was arrested recently, along with another woman, Amina Salihu at Borno Express Motor Park. Their mission was to carry out an Improvised Explosive Device attack in Maiduguri, the women disclosed during interrogation. Ibrahim disclosed that an NSCDC official who posed as a captured Boko Haram Amir was the one that interviewed the women. He said many Boko Haram members have surrendered their arms and renounced their campaign of terror, through the command’s civil approach to issues.

 

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