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Maiduguri: 2 female suicide bombers killed in foiled attack.

Two female suicide bombers met their waterloo Sunday night, in Maiduguri, Borno State when they attempted to attack a checkpoint in the city.
 Three bystanders were reportedly wounded.
This was disclosed in a Whatsapp message by the Police Public Relations Officer of Borno Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police Victor Isuku.

He said, “About 2030hrs on Sunday, two female suicide bombers were stopped for routine check at Geleri village, which is about five kilometers to Muna Garage, on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
“One of the suicide bombers detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (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,” he said.
Earlier in the week, the state Police Command confirmed the killing of two persons after a suicide bombing around Muna Garage, also in the Maiduguri metropolis.
Isuku said, “About 2106 hours of Wednesday, an explosion occurred at Muna garage along Gamboru Ngala road Maiduguri.
“Two persons, including the suicide bomber, died on the spot while a Mercedes Benz car with registration number AX 571 ABJ, parked by the road side was damaged by the impact of the explosion.”
Last Friday, a suspected suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance of Muna garage, killing himself alone.
Another bomber killed himself and two vigilantes a few metres away from Gamboru-Ngala road, almost the same time while another bomber was killed before gaining entry into the Customs House refugee camp, the same Friday.
On December 9, 30 people were feared killed after twin bomb blasts rocked a market in Madagali town, in the northern part of Adamawa State in an apparent suicide attack.
Residents said two suspected female suicide bombers detonated the bombs which exploded at the grains section of Madagali market and killed dozens of people.
Confirming the incident, Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Muhammad, called on the Federal Government to deploy soldiers to the surrounding areas where he said Boko Haram set up camps.
He described the attack as setback to the relative peace enjoyed by residents who  resumed normal commercial and social activities following successful military operations.
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