Three suicide bombers belonging to Boko Haram group have been killed by the Nigerian military on Friday at Simari area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
This disclosure was made on Saturday by Mr. Victor Isuzu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri.
According to him, the incident occurred at about 21.49 p.m., when three suicide bombers, a male and two females attempted to penetrate Usmanti Community in Mafa local government.
He said: “The suicide bombers were chased by security personnel in the ensuing stampede and in an attempt to escape arrest, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated the IEDs strapped on their bodies killing themselves.
“However, two members of the security personnel sustained injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“Police and EOD personnel visited the scene to secure and render the area safe.”
Speaking also on the incident, an eyewitness, Mr. Amin Audu, disclosed that the suicide bombers took advantage of the night to gain access into Maiduguri.
“The powerful blast also made the explosives strapped to the other ladies to detonate and blew them into pieces,” he said.
The foiled attack is the latest in a string of deadly attacks on soft targets by the Boko Haram group in Nigeria’s northeast, the hotbed of the Islamic insurgency.
Maiduguri and other liberated areas have witnessed upsurge of suicide bomb attacks in which many lives and property were lost in the past two months.