Three female suicide bombers, who attempted to attack a military location at Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, were Neutralised, Thursday. .
The suicide bombers who came through Pulka axis were sighted by members of vigilante from a distance and alerted the troops about the impending catastrophe. The very observant vigilante also noted that the women looked suspicious; walking awkwardly with bulging hijab and distinct from other female farmers.
The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who disclosed this Thursday night said: “Today, Thursday 6th October 2016, at about 12.25pm, female suicide bombers attempted to attack a military location at Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State.
“When the suicide bombers noticed that they were being observed, they hurriedly ran towards troops aiming to detonate it on them.
“The troops neutralized 2 of the female suicide bombers, while the other ran back into the bush but was pursued. Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injuries due to the impact of the explosion. The wounded soldier is currently receiving treatment at a military medical centre and he is in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army also disclosed that troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army stationed in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area of kaduna State, arrested two kidnappers in the process of collecting ransom from a kidnap victim’s family in the area.
The arrest followed a tip off by well meaning Nigerians that the kidnappers had arrived Dutsen Wai for ransom collection from their hapless victim’s family.
“On receipt of information, the troops swung into action in an unmarked car and trailed them to the rendezvous for the collection. The kidnappers that were believed to be operating along Kaduna-Abuja road, however fled towards Zaria in a Honda car with registration number AJ 183 ABJ when they realized that they were being trailed.
“Consequently, the pursuing troops alerted the Police stationed in Soba. In the process of fleeing, the kidnappers overran the police checkpoints at Soba and Maigana and proceeded to Zaria where they were finally apprehended.
“The troops recovered Honda Accord car, one mobile telephone handset, 4 MTN, 1 Airtel Subscribers identified module (SIM) cards, 1 micro SD card, a national identity card, an INEC voters registration card, a Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria Identity Card, United Bank for Africa and Keystone Bank Debit Cards, cash sum of Twelve Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ten Naira (N12,710.00k) and a Notebook containing several names, addresses and telephone numbers of kidnap victims families and relations. The suspects are currently being investigated”, the Statement added.