Three female suicide bombers attempted to attack a military location at Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State on Thursday.
A statement from acting director, Army public relations officer, Col Sani Usman Kukasheka said that the suicide bombers who came through Pulka axis were sighted by members of vigilante from a distance and alerted the troops about the impending catastrophe.
The statement said, “The very observant vigilante also noted that the women looked suspicious, walking awkwardly with bulging hijab and distinct from other female farmers.
“When the suicide bombers noticed that they were being observed, they hurriedly ran towards troops aiming to detonate it on them.
“The troops neutralized 2 of the female suicide bombers, while the other ran back into the bush but was pursued.
“Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injuries due to the impact of the explosion. The wounded soldier is currently receiving treatment at a military medical centre and he is in stable condition.”