Military troops have killed a female suicide bomber and seven other insurgents in Borno and Yobe states.
The bomber had tried to detonate her suicide vest at the Army Super Camp 7 in Bama, Borno State on November 3, but was thwarted by vigilant troops, who neutralised her.
In a statement on Tuesday by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, he announced that the troops of Army Super Camp 11 deployed in Gamboru killed two Boko Haram fighters at their hideout in Bulama Lumbe and Ndufu villages, forcing others to flee with injuries.
“Resulting from the encounter, the troops captured one AK-47 rifle and two Boko Haram terrorist flags,” the statement read.
It was titled, ‘Troops of Operation Fireball neutralises Boko Haram criminals, destroy gun trucks.’
It read, “On 7 and 8 November 2020, the gallant troops of 27 Task Force Brigade located in Buni Gari of Gujba LGA of Yobe State dealt a decisive blow on some marauding Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals in a failed attempt to infiltrate the peaceful town.
“The gallant troops of the Brigade who were ever on high alert fought relentlessly forcing the terrorists to withdraw in disarray due to the troops’ superior firepower.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, five Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised.”