Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed Near Maiduguri

Borno Suicide Bomb Attacksuicide bomb vestTwo female suicide bombers early hours of Friday were killed at Umulari Mulai about six kilometers away from Maiduguri on the Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno State.
Daily Trust quotes sources as saying the two bombers were sighted around 1:00 am by members of the Civilian JTF.
According to the newspaper, one of the suicide bombers detonated her bomb when the vigilantes on duty around the area noticed movement at the odd hour and asked “who is there?”
The second bomber reportedly scurried away and holed up nearby until when soldiers came to the scene and shot her dead.
Her bomb was later detonated.
The Acting Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Friday said the Army averted another blast in Borno with the interception of two suspected suicide bombers near Maiduguri.
In a statement, Usman said that the interception was done in collaboration with the civilian JTF.
“The ever alert and vigilant troops of 7 Division Garrison based in Maiduguri, in conjunction with Civilian JTF, averted yet another suicide attack on the innocent citizens in Borno on Friday.
“The troops intercepted 2 female suicide bombers at about 1.20 this morning, almost 100 metres south of Umurari village, outskirts of Maiduguri”, he said.
The Army spokesman added: “However, one of the suicide bombers on sighting our troops detonated her explosive device, killing herself instantly, while the second bomber in an attempt to escape was gunned down by one of the Garrison snipers.
“The combined team of Nigeria Police and Nigerian Army’s Explosive Ordinance Device team safely detonated the unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices strapped on the gunned down suicide bomber.
“It is important to state that there was no casualty beyond the two suicide bombers. Presently, the troops and the Civilian JTF deployed in the village are now combing the general area to forestall further breach of security.
“The situation in the area is calm and law abiding citizens are going about their normal activities without fear”.