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.
The statement read, “On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops checkpoint located at Kara Cattle market axis, Dikwa, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State.
“She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
“Troops sensing the direction of approach was suspicious and abnormal, fired a shot at her and the sentry gallant sentry was proven right as she was carrying a Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) which exploded with a loud bang, killing her instantly and causing minor injury on 2 soldiers and a Civilian JTF assisting them.
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