The Police in Borno on Saturday said
two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the
outskirts of Maiduguri.
Victor said that the incident occurred on Friday at about 17:38 p.m.
when the female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on
“Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on
Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency
(NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide bombers died in the blast, while eight others
including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of
charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was
also affected in the explosion,” he said.
Victor added that the police EOD had sanitised the scene while normalcy had been restored to the area.
Mr Abdullahi Danbatta, the Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency
Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims were receiving treatment
at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.