The Nigerian Army, on Monday, disclosed that three female bombers has been gunned down in Monguno, Borno state, while they were preparing to attack Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting spokesman of the army, Sani Usman. The statement said that the bombers attempted to attack the IDPS when they went to fetch water from a borehole.
The statement reads, “Today at about 6.15am, 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.”
“Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly. Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby.”
The army further disclosed that the two injured civilians are now receiving medical attention at an army medical facility.
The third suicide bomber detonated the bomb some distance away at about 7:10 am.
“Troops have cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno while they the general area and make it safe.”