Three suicide bombers, who tried to sneak into Adamawa village to commit havoc were Wednesday intercepted by the vigilante group.
Reports said the three female suicide bombers were killed by members of a vigilante group operating in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa on Wednesday.
They were shot dead while attempting to enter the Gulak market.
Gulak is the headquaters of Madagali Local Government Area.
The Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, who confirmed the development, said the suspected suicide bombers were sighted from a distance by the vigilantes, who were on patrol around the Bakin Dutse area.
He said suspects were ordered by the vigilantes to stop, but they refused.
“The shots by the vigilantes detonated the explosives on two of the suspected bombers.
“Although the explosive device on the third suspect did not set off, the explosion of the devices on the two other suspects, killed her.
“We suspect the bombers were on their way to Gulak market as today is the market day,” Mohammed said.
When contacted, the spokesman of the 28 Task-Force Battalion, Mubi, Maj. Akintoye Badare confirmed the incident, which he said occurred at about 10 am Wednesday at Bakin Dutse, near Gulak town.
Badare did not say whether the suspected female bombers were children
“Things are now okay. Our men are at alert as usual,” Badare said.
It will be recalled that the Army had on Tuesday repelled attacks from some fleeing insurgents at Dar village in the same local government.