Female Suicide bomber kills soldier in attack on Gombe barracks
A woman suicide bomber Sunday morning detonated what was believed to be an improvised explosive device on a military barracks in Gombe killing herself and at least one soldier.
Seriously injured in the attack were scores of soldiers, who have since been rushed to hospital, eyewitnesses told Pointblanknews.com.
This is the first recorded case of a female suicide bomber since Boko Haram launched its campaign of terror in 2010.
The attack came barely three days after at least four persons, including three soldiers were killed in a similar attack near the residence of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo.
Military sources told Pointblanknews.com that the woman had alighted from a motorcycle and attempted to force her way through the Quarter guard, the main security entrance of the garrison, but was blocked by a eagle-eyed soldiers.
It was while the stand-off lasted, Pointblanknews.com
gathered, that the explosive went off killing the bearer and the soldier, and injuring several more.
Another account said two soldiers died in the blast.
In October 2011 suspected members of Boko Haram attacked the police Mobile Force barracks in Kwami, Gombe State, killing scores of persons including police officers.