PHOTOS: Suicide Bomber Arrested By Army Talks About 3-Years In Sambisa
What could have been a carnage was foiled by troops in Borno State.
Sambisa Forest is a place Boko Haram had turned to their haven sending forth suicide bombers from there to attack innocent Nigerians as they push for an Islamic State in the northeast and and end to Wester education there.
A female suicide bomber had gained her way into Gonikalachari community in the northeast state, planning to carry out an attack.
On Tuesday, the Nigerian Army said its troops arrested her.
A statement by the Army said troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri arrested the female suicide bomber.
She had attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict maximum casualty on innocent Nigerians, the Army said.
"Upon interrogation, she said her name is Shaidatu Adamu,19, from Gwoza in Borno State.
"She was sent on a lone mission.
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"She confessed that she has been in Sambisa Forest for about 3 years," the statement read.
After she was arrested, her suicide vest was diffused.
The Army wrote: "Consequently, Troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were invited to diffuse the explosives.
"She has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations.
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