Troops have foiled two suicide bomb attempts targeted at a military location in Yamtakei, Gwoza local government area of Borno State on Thursday and killed five terrorists involved in the attempts.
One soldier, unfortunately, lost his life in the failed attempts on the military location.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, at about 9.45 p.m. a suspected female suicide bomber attempted to enter the military location in Yamtakei, but a vigilant sentry on duty gunned her down and she died instantly.
Usman explained that the failed attack was followed up with another attempt by terrorists, but “was decisively dealt with by troops”.
“The troops killed all the four attackers, including two suicide bombers and recovered two AK-47, three magazines, 109 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), one torchlight, one water bottle, three magazine carriers, one illuminator pyrotechnic and some quantity of drugs.
“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier in the process”, the Army spokesman said.