PHOTOS: Tragedy averted as Army intercepts suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Shaidatu said she had spent three years with insurgents in Sambisa forest.

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.

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The explosives found on Shaidatu.

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