The Nigerian Army has intercepted two suspected Boko Haram bombers attempting to infiltrate military location in Borno. According to the army, the incident happened around 9.30 pm on Wednesday, December 19 at Mushimari settlement in Konduga L.G.A of Borno State.
One of the suspected terrorists who had on explosive vest was immobilised as investigation goes on. The statement reads: “At about 9.30 p.m today 19 December 2018, one suspected female suicide bomber and her accomplice were intercepted at Mushimari settlement in Konduga L.G.A of Borno State while attempting to infiltrate the 222 Batallion Defensive Location.
“They were apprehended by the troops and vest strapped on the suspected suicide bomber was successfully immobilized. Preliminary investigation is ongoing.” Meanwhile, Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Borno Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), said one of the two female Boko Haram bombers nabbed by the command is the wife of Mamman Nur, a factional leader of the terrorist group. The teenager who was identified as Fatima Muhammed Kabir, was arrested recently, along with another woman, Amina Salihu at Borno Express Motor Park. Their mission was to carry out an Improvised Explosive Device attack in Maiduguri, the women disclosed during interrogation.
Ibrahim disclosed that an NSDCC official who posed as a captured Boko Haram Amir was the one that interviewed the women. The commandant spoke at the commissioning of the newly donated equipment by the U.S Department of state on Wednesday in Maiduguri. Ibrahim said many Boko Haram members have surrendered their arms and renounced their campaign of terror, through the command’s civil approach to issues. “More than 40 Boko Haram members have surrendered through the command. We have handed them over to the military for rehabilitation under the Operation Safe Corridor.
“We are able to convince them to surrender their arms and accept meaningful de-radicalisation and reintegration opportunity offered them by the government. “During their stay in the command, they said they are now praying five times in a day as against when they are fighting in the forest,” he said.