Some weeks ago, Nigerians were aghast as news of some abducted Chibok girls were released by a faction of Boko Haram.
After the Federal Government secured the girls’ release, attacks by other female Boko Haram members has dramatically increased.
The latest was a daring attack on a military base deep in Bornu State.
Troops of the Nigerian Army foiled an attack mounted by two suicide bombers targeted at a military location in Yamtakei in Gwoza, Borno State.
Five insurgents were [neutralized] in the battle that followed their botched attempt. One soldier also died in the failed attempts.
According to Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, a suspected female bomber attempted to enter the military location in Yamtake.
Usman said a vigilant sentry on duty gunned her down and she was [neutralized] on the spot.
Usman explained that the failed attack was followed up with another attempt by terrorists, but “was decisively dealt with by troops”.
“The troops [neutralized] all attackers, including two suicide bombers.
“We recovered two AK-47, three magazines, 109 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), and one torchlight.
“Other items recovered includes one water bottle, three magazine carriers, one illuminating pyrotechnic and some quantity of drugs.
“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process,” Usman said.