Three female suicide bombers were on Monday intercepted in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as one was shot dead by security operatives while the other blew herself up.
One of the suicide bombers
Three suicide bombers attempting to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have been intercepted by vigilance security personnel.
Two of the female bombers, who made spirited attempts to enter the city through Mamanti village in Jere Local Government Area, a remote community on the outskirts of Maiduguri at about 5:10 a.m, on Monday morning, were reportedly shot dead even before detonating the explosive devices strapped to their bodies.
One of the three bombers, however, blew herself up, Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said in a statement.
“Today at about 05:10hrs, three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere Local Government. They were intercepted by Civilian JTF. In the process, one of the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body killing herself alone.
“The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security personnel on duty.EOD mine drafted to the scene to sanitise and render the area safe,” the CP said.