suicide bombers when they came across troops along Dutse area in Gwoza
local government area of Borno State.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, confirmed the incident to journalists in Maiduguri.
Irabor said the three female suicide bombers were intercepted
following an intelligence report on their mission to Limankara in Gwoza
“Just this morning, we intercepted the bombers but the three of them
resisted and tried to ram into our troops. And of course, we had no
choice but to open fire on them,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
quoted the army commander as saying to journalists on the matter.
He said the Nigerian troops and their Cameroonian counterparts had
been making remarkable progress and recoveries in Ngwoshe axis and Gwoza
“Our troops and those of the Camaroon Republic have been recording
tremendous successes in flushing out remnants of the Boko Haram
terrorists in that axis.
“And of course during the operation, we discovered stockpile of arms and ammunitions.
“We also intercepted 30 cows at cashew plantation here in Maiduguri.
“We also arrested one of the most wanted Boko Haram terrorists, number 164 on our list,” he added.