The Borno State Police Command says a third suicide bomber was caught by villagers while trying to make her way towards the University of Maiduguri.
This is according to the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku in a statement released to journalists.
According to Isuku, “At about 0800hrs a third female suicide bomber of about 12yrs with IED strapped to her body, was intercepted at Bara Karaya village behind University of Maiduguri, in Muna Garage general area.”
The suicide bomber was sighted by villagers who promptly alerted the military, the statement said.
The statement said she was gunned down, while EOD personnel of the Borno State Police Command secured and rendered safe the unexploded IED vest.
Four people, including a professor of Veterinary Medicine identified as Aliyu Mani, were killed in a suicide attack that occurred on Monday morning at the University of Maiduguri.
Survivors say the attack was carried out by a seven-year-old boy who detonated his bomb while Muslim worshippers were praying at the junior staff quarters mosque.
The Nigerian Army has gunned down three female suicide bombers in Maiduguri in the early hours of Friday.
A report by the spokesman for the Borno command of the force, Victor Isuku, confirmed that the women who were sighted in Umulari village, along Maiduguri/Damboa road, near Mulai, by the military patrol team around 5:30 AM local time, had Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) strapped to their bodies.
As the officers shot at them, the IED on two of them exploded, killing all three, while the unexploded IED on the third woman, was rendered safe and detonated by Police bomb disposal Unit who promptly mobilized to the scene.
This is another one in the series of foiled suicide bombing attacks by terrorists.
On Thursday November 3, a statement by a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman, said troops at a military location ‘gunned down’ a suspected suicide bomber who made attempts to attack the military formation.
The troops killed all the four attackers including two suicide bombers and also recovered some items from them in the operation.
However, Colonel Usman, stated that the military lost a soldier in the process.
Also on October 30, troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, averted the plans of a suicide bomber along the same Damboa road in Maiduguri.
Nine people have been confirmed killed in an explosion on Tuesday morning along Gubio road in Borno state, just before a military checkpoint.
The Public Relations Officer of the Borno Police Command, DSP Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident.
According to preliminary report, a pick up van with nine persons on board emerged from a bush path to join the road to Gubio town.
It exploded killing all the persons on board.
More details shortly.