The teenager whose name and age were given as Shaidatu Adamu and 19 years respectively told the army that she was from Gwoza and had been with the terrorist group, Boko Haram for 3 years.
The Nigerian army relayed the news via her official twitter handle thus;
Troops arrest Female Suicide Bomber at Gonikalachari Borno State. Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict maximum casualty on innocent Nigerians.
Upon interrogation,she said her name is Shaidatu Adamu,19 years old from Gwoza in Borno State. She was sent on a lone mission. She confessed that she has been in Sambisa Forest for about 3 years.
Consequently, Troops from 47 Explosive Ordinance Device Battalion were invited to diffuse the explosives. She has been transferred to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade Maiduguri for further investigations. Pictures below.
Below are images of the suicide vest recovered from her as shared by the @HQNigerianArmy