The Police in Borno confirmed on Sunday that two female suicide bombers were killed in a foiled suicide bombing attempt following the discovery that security agents were closing in on them.
A statement giving details said, “Today (Sunday) 29th October 2017, at about 18.45hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township from Mafa/Dikwa LGA axis.
“They were sighted by vigilant security personnel deployed on patrol.
“Apparently startled by the presence of the security patrol team, and in order to avoid arrest, one of the bombers hurriedly detonated her IED vest killing herself and her partner in a nearby farmland close to NDLEA checkpoint along Maiduguri/Mafa highway, outskirt of Maiduguri township.
“No other casualty recorded.
“Police patrol/EOD teams were mobilized to sanitize the scene /vicinity, and render the unexploded IED vest of the second bomber safe.”
DSP Isuku Victor,
PPRO Borno State Command.
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