The girl was killed as she tried to infiltrate a village Gulak area of Adamawa state (image courtesy Nigerian army)

The Nigerian army says it has ”neutralised” a female suicide bomber believed to be a fighter of terror group Boko Haram in Gulak area of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.

Concise News understands that this happened in the early hours of Monday, November 26, 2018.

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According to the army, troops of 143 Battalion at a check point in Gulak thwarted the girl’s effort to infiltrate Dar village in the area.

”Troops of 143 Battalion deployed at a check point in Gulak Adamawa State, neutralised a girl with Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device who tried to Infiltrate DAR Village to detonate her explosive vest in the early hours of 26 November 2018,” a tweet on the army’s Twitter handle read.

There has been a resurgence of insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast region lately, with scores of soldiers killed by a faction of Boko Haram in Metele, Borno state, last week.

President Muhammadu Buhari has held an emergency meeting with the service chiefs, comprising heads of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force, as well as the Nigeria Police Force, with a view to taming the resurging insurgents.