Boko Haram sect members now dress in female Islamic clothing to attack Soldiers, police stations and Government facilities in Borno State, security sources have revealed.
The bomb was said to have gone off when suspected Boko Haram members attempted to resist the civilian JTF from entering their hideout, sources said.
The blast which allegedly occurred at about 1:15pm was followed by series of gun shots, suspected to be from the Security operatives.
Eyewitness account reveals that the blast occurred when some youth group , known as Civilian JTF attempted entering Jajeri ward, which is one of the major hideout of the Boko Haram but were scared away when suspected members of Boko Haram released an improvised explosive which detonation did not harm anyone.
Meanwhile, three Suspected Boko Haram Terrorist dressed in Female clothing were today shot dead by security operatives as they attempted to launch a deadly attack on Ibrahim Taiwo Police Station in Maiduguri Metropolis.
About 17 other suspected members of the sect who were in female clothing with plans to attack the police station however escaped.
According to some residents, about 20 suspected Boko Haram sects wearing Hijabs ( Veil used by muslim women to cover the body) armed with AK47 Rifles and RPGs launched a failed attack on Ibrahim Taiwo Police Station, but they were repelled by security forces.
A security source said that an intelligence report assisted the security agencies to be on alert before the terrorists struck and failed.
According to a security source, “as soon as we received the information that some terrorists were planning to attack the Police station, we mobilized our people to be vigilant and that was why we were able to repelled the attack and killed three of them.
” It was when we killed three of them before we realised that all those killed were men but in women dresses”, said the security source.
The Boko Haram terrorist have continued to devise new mode of dressing recently as activities of the Civilian JTF has continued to hunt them down.