Troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday night foiled multiple suicide bomb attacks in the outskirts of Maiduguri,orno State, the state Police Command said.
A statement on Monday by Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian A. Chukwu said “Yesterday Sunday 16/7/2017, at about 2359hrs, Nigerian Army troops deployed at Mammanti village, Molai general area, konduga LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri township, intercepted two teenage female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate the village through the parapet ahead of the village.
“The bombers were engaged by the troops after being challenged which resulted in the detonation of their suicide vests, killing the two suicide bombers.
“No other casualty was recorded.”
The statement further disclosed that “Also at about 0149hrs of today 17/7/2017, Nigerian Army troops deployed between Cimari community and No Man’s Land, Magazine LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri township, intercepted a female suicide bomber trying to infiltrate the community through the parapet ahead.
“The suicide bomber in an attempt to escape, was shot by the troops. As a result of which the suicide vest on her body exploded killing the bomber.
“Then at about 0430hrs of same date, a female suicide bomber attempted to enter a mosque in London Ciki area, Jere LGA, outskirt of Maiduguri township. In the process, she detonated PBIED on her body killing herself and eight others, while eighteen other persons sustained injuries.”
Police EOD teams were promptly deployed to the scenes to sanitize and render the scenes and vicinities safe for normal activities to continue, the CP said.
The corpses and the injured persons were evacuated to University of Maiduguri teaching hospital, he said.