Nigerian soldiers in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force on Thursday thwarted an attempt by a female victim of Boko Haram to launch a suicide bomb attack at Rann, in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to reports, Boko Haram insurgents strapped the young girl with a suicide vest and let her loose into a crowded neighbourhood in downtown Rann which is about 170 kilometres northeast of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
But a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force working with the Nigerian soldiers “dived and held” her and prevented her from detonating the explosives, our sources said.
The vest was removed from her. She told troops that she was kidnapped by insurgents on her way to Gamboru town when she was abducted by Boko Haram.