Three suicide bombers, two females and a male, on Friday struck in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with one detonating a bomb when intercepted by security personnel.
The spokesman of the police, Victor Isuku, reporters that the incident happened at 3:50am at Jiddari Polo area of the troubled town.
“By 3:50am today, mobile police personnel on guard duty opposite the Federal High Court, Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, sighted three suspected suicide bombers (two females & a male) running towards their sandbag.
“They ordered them to a halt for questioning. In the process, one of them detonated the IED strapped to her body, killing herself and one other male accomplice.
“The other female survivor was said to have been arrested alive and handed over to the military for further explanation and necessary follow-up actions.”
Mr. Victor added that “Police bomb disposal unit also mobilized to the scene to (defuse) unexploded IEDs on the bodies of the deceased suicide bombers.”
Isuku, who stated that there were two explosions, added that the second bang was as a result of the demolition of the remaining IEDs by police EOD units. He, however, saidthat, “Normalcy has already been restored.”
This is the third suicide bombers attack and the sixth bombing in the city in about a month.
On Oct. 29, two female suicide bombers blew up outside a refugee camp, killing five people. The next day, troops shot and killed a man with explosives strapped to his torso as he ran toward the same camp.
On Nov. 1, a car bomb targeting a military checkpoint leading to Maiduguri exploded, killing all nine people in the vehicle. Last week, soldiers shot at three female suicide bombers, detonating some of their explosives and killing all three.