3 Suicide Bombers Killed In Maiduguri


No fewer than three suicide bombers were killed by the military on Friday at Simari area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, the police confirmed on Saturday.
According to Mr. Victor Isuzu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who spoke to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday, the incident occurred at about 21.49 p.m., when three suicide bombers, a male and two females attempted to penetrate Usmanti Community in Mafa Local Government Area.
“The suicide bombers were chased by security personnel in the ensuing stampede and in an attempt to escape arrest, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated the IEDs strapped on their bodies killing themselves.
“However, two members of the security personnel sustained injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“Police and EOD personnel visited the scene to secure and render the area safe,” he said.
A witness, Mr. Amin Audu, said the insurgents took advantage of the night to gain access into Maiduguri.
“The powerful blast also made the explosives strapped to the other ladies to detonate and blew them into pieces,” he said.
The insurgents also attacked Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri and Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
Also, 14 women including police personnel were abducted by the insurgents.
The insurgents recently attacked a team of workers on oil exploration at Lake Chad Basin.

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