The Borno Police Command says a female suicide bomber was arrested at the Bakassi Internally Displaced (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri early Tuesday morning.
Edet Okon, spokesperson for the police command said in a statement that the suicide bomber was arrested by men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team, on Tuesday at about 6: 50 a.m. while lurking around the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.
Policemen subsequently cordoned off the area, diffused the bomb and apprehended the suspect.
The police spokesperson said: “on Tuesday, at about 6:50 a.m., a female suicide bomber was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri metropolis.
“On sighting the bomber, conventional policemen alongside the EOD team swung into action and cordoned the area, to prevent the escape of the bomber into the city.
“The suspect, one Zara Idriss was rendered safe, arrested and is now in custody”.