Two soldiers were injured on Wednesday in an attack by a female suicide bomber on military checkpoint in the Konduga area of Borno state.
According to TheCable that the incident happened around 8pm.
NaijaNews.com learnt that the bomber took the soldier unawares by pretending to be asking for his number.
“The soldier did not know what she was up to. She was chatting with him and before he knew it she had detonated her explosive,” a witness said.
A soldier, who asked not to be named, told TheCable that soldiers on duty prevented the attacker from wreaking havoc on residents.
“We heard the unfortunate sound and did not know exactly what it was. Before we knew it, we discovered that it was at one of our checkpoints,” he said.
“There was no casualty on the civilian side because our men prevented the suicide bomber from going into the residential area.”
The injured soldiers are currently at the accident and emergency section of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
This is the third known Boko Haram attack in a week.
On Sunday, two suicide bombers attacked the University of Maiduguri in the early hours of Saturday, May 13 leaving four people dead.
Naija News learnt the explosions, about three of them, occurred at around 1 am.
Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian army assigned to Forward Operation Base, Potiskum has arrested a notorious Boko Haram commander in Yobe state.
The suspect, a 35-year-old man called Abubaka Adamu, popularly known as ‘Pepper’ was arrested around New Prison area, Potiskum, Potiskum local government area, Yobe state.