The bombers were said to have been shot dead in Maiduguri, the state capital on Friday, June 17, 2016.
The bombers were said to have been shot dead in Maiduguri, the state capital on Friday, June 17, 2016, according to Sahara Reporters.
They were reportedly heading to the Kusari area of the town to detonate their explosives when they were killed.
“Our elders sighted them in our community roaming around, so they called them and tried to know their identities because their faces were strange to us. Instead, they started running, and we pursued them, shot and killed them. There were IEDs wrapped on their bodies that did not yet explode,” a CJTF member, Massa Umaru, said.
“We thank Allah for saving us from the evil men that had wanted to wreak havoc on residents of Maiduguri. It could have been deadly if they hit their target,” he added.
The suicide bombers are believed to be operatives of terrorist sect, Boko Haram which has carried out such attacks in the past.