He Police confirmed on Thursday that four suicide bombers on Wednesday detonated IEDS strapped to their bodies in a foiled attempt to enter Molai General Hospital premises and cause havoc.
A statement by Borno Police Command said, “On Wednesday 11th October, 2017, at about 8.30pm, at Molai Angwar, three female suicide bombers, with IED vest strapped on, attempted to gain entry through the rear exit gate, into the premises of Molai General Hospital, outskirt of Maiduguri township on the Maiduguri /Damboa highway.
“In the process, they detonated the IEDs on their bodies, killing themselves and damaging the pedestrian gate.
“Police EOD and SARS personnel were promptly deployed to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe.
“Following a tip-off, the entire vicinity was cordoned off and searched with a bid to arresting other bombers said to have escaped.
At about 10.10pm, a fourth bomber detonated in a bush in the neighborhood of Umalari village. No other casualty recorded.
“Normally has since been restored, while search and monitoring of the area continues.”
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