Two female suicide bombers reportedly lost their lives yesterday in a village on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State as one of them hurriedly detonated her strapped vest in order to prevent policemen from stopping them for a routine check.
Confirming the incident, the Borno State Police Spokesperson, Victor Isuku, said three people were injured in the attack.
“At About 2030hrs yesterday (Sunday), two female suicide bombers were halted to stop for routine check at Geleri village which is about 5km to Muna Garage, an outskirt of Maiduguri,” Isuku said.
“One of the suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to her body killing her and her accomplice whose IED vest did not explode. Three residents of the area were however injured.
“The command’s EOD unit rushed to the scene to render the unexploded IED safe. The area has been secured and normalcy restored.”