Eight fe­male bombers killed

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ABUJA: The Nige­rian Army has killed eight fe­male sui­cide bombers af­ter deadly at­tacks at refugee camps.

Lieu­tenant Colonel Kings­ley Sa­muel, deputy di­rec­tor Army pub­lic re­la­tions, said the mil­i­tary suc­cesses achieved had been made pos­si­ble through the ac­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion of po­lice, in­tel­li­gence ser­vices and civil­ian vig­i­lante groups.

Among those killed was a woman try­ing to force her way into a refugee camp in Maiduguri in Borno State.

Maiduguri is a hot­bed of Boko Haram at­tacks on civil­ians and gov­ern­ment forces.

Two sui­cide bombers try­ing to in­fil­trate mil­i­tary lo­ca­tions at a vil­lage in the state were also killed.

All other sus­pects were neu­tralised while at­tempt­ing to blow them­selves up at pub­lic places.

How­ever, sui­cide bombers this week suc­cess­fully det­o­nated de­vices at two camps hous­ing thou­sands of refugees, killing eight civil­ians. The UN has con­demned the sui­cide bomb at­tacks. CAJ News

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