2 female suicide bombers die in foiled bomb attack

The Borno state police spokesman, Edet Okon, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Edet Okon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement released Thursday in Maiduguri.

Okon said that the first bomber was gunned down by soldiers  while trying to buy a ticket to gain entrance into  Mammy market, where soldiers socialise. The soldiers had shot her on suspicion she was a bomber.

“The bomb exploded and killed the first bomber while the  second bomber detonated her IED inside the tricycle.  The driver of the tricycle  fled the scene.

“As a result of the explosions, the two bombers died instantly while fifteen persons were injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“Meanwhile, the scene of incident has been sanitised by a team of EOD personnel and normalcy has been restored.

“The Commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu assures members of the public of the commitment of the force to continue to protect lives and properties at all times."

He also urges residents to be extra vigilant and to promptly report suspicious persons and activities to the Police or other security agencies for necessary actions.

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