On monday, the Borno State Police Command on Monday confirmed that two female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township from Mafa/Dikwa axis.
In a statement issued from DSP Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer said, “The suicide bombers were sighted by vigilant security personnel deployed on patrol.
“Apparently startled by the presence of the security patrol team, and in order to avoid arrest, one of the bombers hurriedly detonated her IED vest killing herself and her partner in a nearby farmland close to NDLEA checkpoint along Maiduguri /Mafa highway, outskirt of Maiduguri township. No other casualty recorded.
“Police patrol /EOD teams were mobilized to sanitize the scene /vicinity, and render the unexploded IED vest of the second bomber safe.”
In another development, Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the ongoing clearance operation in one of their hideouts in Gambo Yukku forest have been killed by troops of 5 Brigade Garrison, Gubio, Borno State.