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2 Female Suicide Bombers Arrested 24 Hours After Multiple Blasts In Borno

Two female suicide bombers have been intercepted in connection with the detonation of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Gwoza local government area of Borno State on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday.

A local government official, who confirmed this to LEADERSHIP, said 30 of the female suicide bombers were sent into Gwoza to detonate the IEDs at different locations within the area.

According to the source, only four suicide bombers had carried out the nefarious task so far.

She explained that one of the female bombers that came from Pulka axis was responding to military interrogation at the checkpoint when she panicked and detonated the IED, killing herself, a soldier and a civilian JTF member.

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It was gathered that the women got into Gwoza from different locations, some from Pulka and others from the Mandara mountains.

Security operatives were on the lookout for the remaining would-be suicide bombers to avert a disaster