This was made known in a statement issued by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
According to him, the bomber had attempted to detonate her suicide vest at the Army Super Camp 7 in Bama, Borno State on November 3, but was thwarted by vigilant troops, who neutralised her.
Onyeuko said that the troops of Army Super Camp 11 deployed in Gamboru also killed two Boko Haram fighters at their hideout at Bulama Lumbe and Ndufu villages, forcing others to flee with injuries.
The statement titled, ‘Troops of Operation Fireball neutralizes Boko Haram criminals, destroy gun trucks’ noted that “Resulting from the encounter, the troops captured one AK47 rifle and two Boko Haram terrorist flags.”
It added that “On 7 and 8 November 2020, the gallant troops of 27 Task Force Brigade located in Buni Gari of Gujba LGA of Yobe State dealt a decisive blow on some marauding Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals in a failed attempt to infiltrate the peaceful town.
“The gallant troops of the Brigade who were ever on high alert fought relentlessly forcing the terrorists to withdraw in disarray due to the troops’ superior firepower.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, five Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized.”
Weapons recovered include one fabricated Armoured Personnel Carrier, one gun truck; NSVT Anti-aircraft gun; QJC Anti-aircraft gun: one Rocket-propelled grenade tube: one PKT gun; General Purpose Machine Gun; QJC extra barrel; six AK47 rifles and 311 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition.
KanyiDaily recalls that some months ago, a 12-Year-Old female suicide bomber blow up herself and three other boys at an Islamic seminary in Muna Dalti, Borno.