Nigerian troops have killed three suicide bombers and two other members of the Boko Haram Sect in Borno State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations Col. Sani Usman disloced this in a statement on Friday.
He said one of the suicide bombers, a female, was killed while attempting to penetrate a military location at Yamtake in Gwoza Local Government.
Usman noted that the female suicide bomber was gunned down by a vigilant sentry who spotted her.
Made some recoveries
Usman said that the troops recovered two AK 47 rifles, three magazines, some ammunition and other items.
“Yesterday, at about 9.45pm, a suspected female suicide bomber attempted to enter the military location in Yamtake, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State. But a vigilant sentry on duty gunned her down and she died instantly.
“The failed suicide bombing attack was followed up with futile probing attack by terrorists which was decisively dealt with by the troops.
“The troops killed all the four attackers including two suicide bombers and recovered two AK-47, three magazines, and 109 rounds of 7.62mm (Special). It also recovered one torchlight, one water bottle, three magazine carrier, one Illuminator pyrotecnic and some quantity of drugs.
”Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process.” The statement read