Three numbers of female suicide bombers have died in Maiduguri, Borno State, after a failed attempt to attack the capital city.
Details of the incident were released by Borno Police Commissioner, Damien Chukwu on Monday, April 24.
“Borno State Police Command information just received indicates, today (Monday) at about 0510hrs, three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere local government area,” Chukwu said via a text message sent to journalists.
“They were intercepted by Civilian JTF. In the process, one of the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body killing herself alone. The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security personnel on duty.
“EOD mine drafted to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Normalcy is restored,” he added.
Borno state is at the centre of the Boko Haram insurgency which has been characterized by many of such attacks.
However, security agencies have recorded many victories against the sect in recent times due to increased military efforts in Nigeria’s North-East.