An attempt by two female suicide bombers to attack spots in Maiduguri, the capital of the troubled Borno state has failed with the attackers blowing themselves up.
The Punch reports that the incident was confirmed by the police public relations officer (PPRO) of the Borno police command, Victor Isuku.
A suicide bomber killed by Nigerian troops during an operation
The police spokesperson said the suicide bombers were stopped at the outskirt of Maiduguri before they could carry out the act.
Quoting a text message from Isuku, the reportsaid: “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.
“One of the suicide bombers detonated the 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.”