The Borno State Police Command confirmed on Friday that two female suicide bombers detonated bombs they were carrying in a Gulf car in Maiduguri, killing the females and injuring eight persons including an official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
A statement by DSP Victor Isuku, the Command Public Relations Officer while giving details of the attack said, “Yesterday (Friday), at about 1738hrs, two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a vehicle on a feeder road off Maiduguri /Mafa highway, close to NDLEA checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri township.
“As a result, only the two bombers died in the explosion, while eight others including a personnel of NDLEA sustained injuries, and are responding to treatment.
“The vehicle, Golf Taxi with reg. no XA 479 DRZ laden with bags of charcoal with two female passengers and a Tricycle keke Napep close to the scene were affected by the explosion.
The scene has since been rendered safe by Police Explosions Ordinance Department team and normalcy restored to the area.
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