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An attempted suicide attack on a mosque in Borno State has been foiled by vigilant residents.
It was gathered that two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate a mosque at the Polo Jiddari area of the town during the early morning prayer.
Confirming the unsuccessful attack, the spokesman of the police in the state, Edet Okon, in a statement said: â€œToday being 09/05/18 at about 0500 hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate one Alhaji Bunuâ€™s Mosque.
â€œThey were sighted by worshippers who promptly raised 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 sanitize the scene and render the area safe.â€
He added: â€œThe Commissioner of Police, Borno State, Damian Chukwu, advises members of the public to go about their lawful activities without fear and to remain alert at all times.â€