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Soldiers foil suicide attack at Maimalari barracks in Borno

A suspected female Boko Haram suicide bomber was today shot dead by Nigerian soldiers after she attempted to forcefully enter into Maimalari army barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state with an explosive concealed in her handbag. continue after the cut.....

According to reports, a woman was making her way towards the entrance of the barracks when she was asked to stop by soldiers for a thorough search.

She refused to heed the soldiers call & continued walking towards the barracks. One of the soldiers opened fire and she was killed with the explosive on her detonating, killing only her.

An eyewitness and member of the states Civilian Vigilante group Babakura Kolo said
“She continued walking with her handbag slung on her shoulder‎, despite repeated shouts from the soldiers asking her stop. One of the soldiers opened fire on the woman and the handbag exploded, blowing the woman to pieces.”.