A female suicide bomber arrested by the vigilante group, also known as civilian JTF, has revealed that 50 female suicide bombers have been released on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, targeting 100,000 people before the end of December.
The female suicide bomber, who was handed over to security operatives, according to members of the civilian JTF, could not be able to detonate herself before she was arrested.
Also, troops on Tuesday morning repelled what could have been a deadly attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the insurgents came into the town at about 5.00 a.m, but met a strong army, who battled them out.
It could be observed, however, that tension was very high in Maiduguri, to the effect that students of the University of Maiduguri had to undergo serious checks by security operatives before they were allowed into the campus.
A ban on students entering the campus with vehicles was also imposed, as only lecturers were allowed into the institution with their vehicles after rigorous checking and identification.
The civilian JTF also were put on red alert, as rumour had it that female suicide bombers now prowl Maiduguri with the intention of detonating IEDs to unsuspecting gathering of people in the town.
It will be recalled that already, four female suicide bombers had claimed the lives of over 100 people in two incidents at the Maiduguri Monday Market recently.
Speaking to one of the security operatives at the gate two of the University of Maiduguri, he said a successful attack on Konduga meant the insurgents could easily take over Maiduguri as they did Yobe State on Monday.
According to him, the soldiers were doing everything possible to ensure that the insurgents did not get the slightest opportunity of launching attack on Maiduguri.