The Nigerian Police said on Monday that two female suicide bombers, who wanted to infiltrate Maiduguri, the restive capital of Borno State have been killed.
This was disclosed by Borno State police spokesman, Victor Isuku, in a statement on Sunday.
He said “at about 1845hrs on Sunday, two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township from Mafa /Dikwa LGA axis.
“They were sighted by vigilant security personnel deployed on patrol.
“Apparently startled by the presence of the security patrol team, and in order to avoid arrest, one of the bombers hurriedly detonated her IED vest killing herself and her partner in a nearby farmland close to NDLEA checkpoint along Maiduguri /Mafa highway, outskirt of Maiduguri township.”
Isuku added, “No other casualty was recorded. Police patrol /EOD teams were mobilized to sanitize the scene /vicinity, and render the unexploded IED vest of the second bomber safe.”