By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
Vigilant residents foiled a suicide attack on a mosque inÂ Polo Jiddari, Borno State earlyÂ WednesdayÂ morning.
It was gathered that two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate the mosque during the early morning prayers.
Confirming the unsuccessful attack, the spokesman of the police in Borno State, Edet Okon, in a statement said: â€œToday beingÂ 09/05/18Â at about 0500 hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate one Alhaji Bunu’s Mosque.
â€œThey were sighted by worshippers who promptly raised the alarm. As a result, the bombers hurriedly detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies killing themselves only.â€
He added that: â€œA team of EOD and other combat police personnel were promptly deployed to sanitise the scene and render the area safe.
“The Commissioner of Police, Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu, advises members of the public to go about their lawful activities without fear and to remain alert at all times.â€