In a statement on Monday by Army Spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, the incident which happened on Sunday led to minor injuries on two soldiers and a Civilian JTF member.
Usman said the troops had suspected the suicide bomber and insisted that she stopped but she refused to.
According to Usman, one of the soldiers shot at her and the IED exploded just as she fell to the ground.
The statement also revealed that some of the Boku Haram remnants now pose as mad men, in order to gain access to some locations, especially in Maiduguri.
It urged Nigerians to be vigilant and security conscious especially during the Eid festivities.