A suspected suicide bomber was shot by soldiers at the Maimalari barracks in Borno state as she attempted to detonate explosives contained in her handbag.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that the female suicide bomber approached the barracks at around 7 a.m this morning and ignored calls by soldiers to stop and be searched.
“She continued walking with her handbag slung on her shoulder?, despite repeated shouts from the soldiers asking her stop.
“One of the soldiers opened fire on the woman and the handbag exploded, blowing the woman to pieces.”
The attempted attack is thought to have been orchestrated by Boko Haram.