The Borno State Police Command has said that three female suicide bombers were on Monday intercepted in Maiduguri, the State capital.
It is understood that the female bombers, who attempted to enter the city through Mamanti village in Jere Local Government Area at about 5.10 a.m, were shot dead before detonating the explosive devices strapped to their bodies.
The state police commissioner, Damien Chukwu, said one of the bombers detonated her bomb which claimed her life but the other two were shot dead while trying to flee.
While stating that there was a foiled suicide attack on the troubled town, the commissioner said:
“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.
“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 sanitise and render the area safe. Normalcy is restored.”
This is coming a day after troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in Southern Kaduna recovered large cache of arms.