19-year-old Female Suicide Bomber Arrested in Borno

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 of the state.

Adamu, who hails from Gwoza, told the army upon interrogation that she had been in the Sambisa Forest with the Boko Haram terrorists for three years.

According to tweets on the Nigerian Army official handle, Adamu said she was sent out on Tuesday on a lonely mission by the insurgents.

The army added that 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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