Two suicide bombers suspected to be targeting a market in Molai village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital detonated their explosives at the main gate of the Missionary Leprosy and General Hospital, Molai, killing two passersby, Vanguard reports.
The incident took place yesterday at about 3pm when the new market was at its peak.
According to an eye witness, the “twin male suicide bombers, sighted from nearby trenches dug by military operatives, were suspected to have sneaked into the area from Sambisa forest”.
“When the bombers realized the tight security put in place around the market, they had no option than to detonate their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the hospital entrance before reaching their main target.” he said.
“It would have been a deadly incident if the twin suicide bombers had entered the market that is now attracting traders and buyers from surrounding villages and Maiduguri metropolis”.