Many worshipers also sustained injuries in the attack which happened around 5:30am.
During the operation, troops encountered elements of Boko Haram insurgents who were withdrawing hastily from the camp. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two other male victims. One terrorist was killed during the encounter while other members of the group fl ed following a superior fi re power from the troops, according to army spokesperson, Brig.
It would be recalled the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said the Nigerian government relocated no fewer than 3,000 internally displaced persons of Bama origin in Borno to their hometown.
Abacha said two female bombers sneaked into the mosque at the time Muslim faithful were observing early morning prayers.More news: NY Gov. introduces bill to ban single-use plastic bags statewide
At least four people including two suicide bombers were killed in an attack at a mosque on Sunday in northeastern Nigeria, police said.
He said that the troops acting on intelligence discovered the camp used for providing instructional training of insurgents' foot soldiers.
Two of the men were Boko Haram Amirs (Commanders), while the third man was a Boko Haram Medic, who provided medical treatments to wounded insurgents in the field.
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, who announced this in a statement, said the women are now in military custody and preliminary investigation is ongoing.