The Police Command in Borno state confirmed the arrest of a female suicide bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.

Referring to a statement made by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Edet Okon, in Maiduguri, the suicide bomber was arrested by men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team, while lurking around the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

He said that policemen apprehended the suspect. The police spokesman added that the suspect is in police custody. She was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri metropolis. “On sighting the bomber, conventional policemen alongside the EOD team swung into action and invaded the area to prevent escape of the bomber into the city.

Mr. Okon called on members of the public to go about their normal activities without fear and to report any suspicious movement in their localities to security agencies. He reiterated the command’s commitments to protect lives and property in the state.

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