2 suicide bombers die in failed attack

Three suspects, two females and one male, were apprehended on Friday, November 18 in Maiduguri.

Female suicide bomber (File Photo)

Three suspects, two females and one male, were apprehended on Friday, November 18 at the Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, the state capital.

However, one of the female bombers detonated her device killing herself and the male suspect.

“By 3:50am today, mobile Police personnel on guard duty opposite the Federal High Court, Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, sighted three suspected suicide bombers (two females and a male) running towards their sandbag,” police spokesman, Victor Isuku told Punch.

“They (Police) ordered them to a halt for questioning. In the process, one of them detonated the Improvised Explosives Device strapped to her body, killing herself and one male accomplice.

“The other female survivor was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further explanation and necessary follow-up actions.

“Police bomb disposal units also mobilized to the scene to detonate IEDs that have yet to explode on the bodies of the deceased suicide bombers," he added.

The incident come one week after soldiers shot three women with bombs strapped to their bodies in Maiduguri.

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