Operatives of the Nigerian Army today averted tragedy by intercepting a female suicide bomber at Gonikalachari, Borno State.
The suspect, upon interrogation, revealed her identity as Shaidatu Adamu, a 19-year-old native of Gwoza.
Shaidatu said she was sent on a lone mission to infiltrate Maiduguri and detonate her suicide vest in order to cause maximum casualty.
Military authorities say she confessed to have been in Sambisa Forest for about 3 years.
Troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were able to successfully diffuse the explosives and Shaidatu has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations.