Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East has killed about eight female suicide bomber in the past few days.
The eight female suicide bombers were said to have been unleashed by remnants of desperate Boko Haram Terrorists to cause mayhem to civilian populace.
A statement issued by the deputy director, Army Public Relations 7 Division, Lt Col Kingsley Samuel said the Nigerian troops floodgates of interceptions of suicide bombers are glaring as a female suicide bomber was killed by troops of 251 Battalion of 7 Division Garrison of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday, 23 July 2017 while trying to infiltrate through the fence of Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp 2 within Maiduguri Metropolis in Borno State.
“The female suicide bomber who was sighted by vigilant sentries refused several warnings to halt when challenged. Subsequently, she was neutralised resulting in the detonation of her suicide vest killing herself only without any other casualty on the side of troops or civilians. Unfortunately, the blast from the detonation of the female suicide bombers vest cratered a hole on the fence of Dalori IDP Camp 2. But troops are maintaining strict vigilance on it to forestall any breach of security. Borno State Emergence Management Agency have since evacuated the mutilated remains of the female suicide bomber and disinfected the area,” the statement said.
It will be recalled that troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have foiled several suicide bombing attempts by the Boko Haram terrorists. Two females suicide bombers trying to infiltrate military locations at Mammanti Village on 16 July 2017 at about were killed while one female suicide bomber who was attempting to infiltrate a location between Cimari and No-Mans-Land was promptly killed in the early hours of 17 July 2017.
” Again, vigilant troops neutralised a suspected suicide bomber on 18 July 2017 at about 10pm who was attempting to infiltrate a location at Dala Village along Road Maiduguri to Damboa. Recently on Saturday 22 July 2017, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE neutralised 3 female suicide bombers in Kawuri area in Konduga Local Government of Borno State.”
“The successes so far recorded have been possible with the active collaboration of the Nigerian Police Force, Department of State Services, the Civilian Joint Task Force, vigilantes and other security agencies. The security forces have reinforced security as well as stepped-up aggressive patrols within and outside Maiduguri metropolis while also reinforcing security at the University of Maiduguri,” the statement added.