According to report, the four female bombers were intercepted ahead of a checkpoint early this morning, Wednesday, December 16. They were overpowered with the help of members of the Borno Youths Empowerment Youth, Civilian JTF.
A statement issued by the Acting Director, Army public relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman stated that the suicide bombers were noticed while they made to escape military checkpoint through a close-by village before they were ordered to take the right road.
However, few metres to the checkpoint, one of the bombers swiftly detonated her vest, prompting the vigilant troops to gun down the other three suicide bombers before they could carry out their nefarious acts.
The statement regretted that “one of the Civilian JTF lost his life and four other persons sustained various degrees of injuries. The Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Device team in the area safely detonated the unexploded Improvised Explosive Device carried by the other suicide bombers. The security situation in the area is now cool and calm”.