Three suspected female bombers were shot dead on Wednesday in a market in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa state.
The officials said the three girls were on a mission to carry out suicide bombing at a crowded market in Gulak , before they were shot dead by soldiers and local vigilantes
Badare Akintoye, the Army Public Relations Officer at the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, confirmed the incident, reported by, Premium Times.
“We gunned down three female suicide bombers. Our soldiers are on alert and commercial activities are going on there,” the army major stated.
The chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Yusuf Gulak, provided more details in a telephone interview.
“Our local vigilantes that are now assisting the soldiers saw the three female suicide bombers who were on a mission to strike in the market.
“On seeing them fast approaching, they asked them to stop but the girls declined instead running faster, so one was instantly gunned down and the bomb on her body exploded, so also the second girl.
“The third girl attempted to run but could not succeed as she was also shot dead.”
Mr. Gulak called for the deployment of more troops in the area.
Yesterday’s incident is coming a few hours after soldiers repelled an early morning attack on Tuesday by Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali.