The Nigerian Army has killed three female suicide bombers around Maiduguri in the early hours of Friday, November 11.
We had earlier reported that an early morning bomb blast had rocked Umulari area of Maiduguri. The blast occurred as early as 5 am this morning behind Maimalari military barracks in the city.
While information concerning the latest attack is sketchy, reports has it that security operatives had arrived on time to defuse a second bomb before it could go off.
Confirming our report, the PPRO of the Borno state police command, Victor Isuku, said the sound of the blast heard this morning came from three female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies, who were sighted by military patrol team in Umarari village along Maiduguri/Damboa road near Mulai and gunned down before they had opportunity to perpetrate their evil plan.
“This morning at about 0530hrs, three (3) female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies were sighted by military patrol team in Umarari village, near Mulai towards Maiduguri.
“They were promptly gun down and the IED on two of them exploded killing all three of them. The unexploded IED on the third was rendered safe and detonated by Police bomb disposal Unit who promptly mobilized to the scene.”
This is another one in the series of foiled suicide bombing attacks by terrorists.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, November 3, the Nigerian had in a statement by its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said troops at a military location had ‘gunned down’ a suspected suicide bomber who made attempts to attack the military formation.
The troops killed all the four attackers including two suicide bombers and also recovered some items from them in the operation.
The Borno State police commissioner, Damian Chukwu, recently blamed the increased Boko Haram attacks on the coming of the dry season, which, he said, gives the insurgents ample access routes to invade the city through bush paths.