The Boko Haram terrorists came into Maiduguri in a Volkswagen Golf carrying eight suicide bombers most of whom were female teenagers.
NEMA spokesman, Sani Datti disclosed this in a statement made available to Pulse on Friday, February 17, 2017.
According to him, seven Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving treatment at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
He said the terrorists came into Maiduguri in a Volkswagen Golf carrying eight suicide bombers most of whom were female teenagers.
"Yesterday (Thursday) at around 11:00 pm, Boko Haram members attempted to attack Maiduguri," the statement read.
"They came through Mafa-Dikwa road along Muna community. The suicide bombers came in a Volkswagen Golf carrying eight suicide bombers most of whom were female teenagers.
"The driver attempted to overrun the security post where the security personnel were stationed, but few of the personnel sustained minor injuries, while the remaining bombers detonated their IED in some of the communities in Muna Dalti settlement.
"Seven (7) Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) sustained minor injuries and were taken to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). Some of the suicide bombers found their way to a place where people gathered with their trucks loaded with goods for onward movement to Mafa, Dikwa and Ngala LGAs.
"Over 14 loaded trucks were burnt by the suicide bombers though no casualty was recorded. The seven corpses of the suicide bombers were evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and Borno SEMA team," NEMA said.
Meanwhile, the federal government has alerted Nigerians of plan by a Boko Haram affiliate, Muslim Brotherhood Cell in Kogi state, to acquire bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to perpetrate acts of terror, including attacks on banks, arms depots and prisons.