According to Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, the insurgents deploy the trick in order to gain access to some locations, especially in Maiduguri.
“On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa local government area, Borno,” he said in a statement.
“She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
“Sensing the direction of approach, was suspicious and abnormal, troops fired a shot at her and the gallant sentry was proven right.
“She was carrying an explosive device which exploded, killing her instantly and causing minor injury on two soldiers and a Civilian JTF assisting them.”
Usman said the injured soldiers and the civilian were treated and have since continued with their duties.
“Consequently, all should be very wary of any seemingly mentally unstable or mad men or women found wandering and report same.
“Therefore, it is imperative for all to be more security conscious and vigilant, especially during the Eid festivities and public holidays.’’