The Nigerian Army was alert as they foiled three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers who were on their way to blow up a camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Monguno, Borno State on Monday.
Although two civilians were injured after the suicide bombers were gun down by the Nigerian Army, however, it would have been more fatal if they had gained access to the IDPs camp.
“Today at about 6:15 a.m., 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometers, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road,” a statement from army spokesperson Col. Sani Usman said.
“Our vigilant troops detected and gunned them down, killing both instantly. Unfortunately, the explosive they were strapped with exploded and injured 2 civilians nearby.”
The injured persons are now receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility, he said.
He added that a third suicide bomber who followed a different route, detonated some distance before troops deployment along the same road at about 7:10 a.m.