Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
Two female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Monday kill themselves, the police have said.
A statement by the spokesman of police in the state, Victor Isuku, said: â€œOn 29/10/2017, at about 1845hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township from Mafa /Dikwa LGA axis.
â€œThey were sighted by vigilant security personnel deployed on patrol.
â€œApparently 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, outskirts of Maiduguri township.â€
Isuku said: â€œNo other casualty was recorded. Police patrol /EOD teams were mobilised to sanitise the scene /vicinity, and render the unexploded IED vest of the second bomber safe.â€