A 19-year-old girl, Shaidatu Adamu, has been arrested by troops of 251 Task Force Battalion, Maiduguri, Borno State while trying to detonate her suicide vest in the Gonikalachari area.
Adamu, who said she is from Gwoza, told the army upon interrogation that she had been in the Sambisa Forest with the Boko Haram terrorists for three years.
She said she was sent out on Tuesday on a lonely mission.
The army gave out Adamu’s confessions on its Twitter page.
According to the army, the troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were invited to diffuse the explosives, while Adamu has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations.
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Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict maximum casualty on innocent Nigerians. pic.twitter.com/e09yuVlTQE
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 13, 2018