Multiple Suicide attacks in Shuwari village behind Molai Kura
community as well as along Maiduguri- Damboa -Biu road has
killed three of the suicide bombers and four other civilians
suspected to be travellers on Monday morning. Sources have
Another source said, ‘Three suicide bombers who attempted to
wreak havoc were intercepted by dogs at Mammanti village.
And with quick intervention by members of civilian JTF in
collaboration with the gallant military troops, all the suicide
bombers were killed with no other casualty.
The incident which took place simultaneously at about 5:20am
to 7:45am has also left scores injured.
The source revealed that the first explosion was carried out by a
female suicide bomber in Shuwari village, about 10 km away
from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, leaving only the suicide
bomber dead with no other casualty, while the other incident at
Mainari village near Molai was masterminded by two suicide
bombers who disguised as wheelbarrow pushers canceled their
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the wheelbarrow
claiming to be local hawkers of fresh mangoes and oranges.
The source said, when they succeeded in sneaking into a
convoy of waiting vehicles and passengers for military escort to
Damboa Local Government Area, the suicide bombers
detonated their explosives killing two of them with four other
civilians suspected to be travellers.
The source added that, immediately after the attacks, security
operatives at Molai Check Point, some members of civilian JTF
and humanitarian workers assisted in evacuating the dead
bodies of the victims and the injured to an undisclosed hospital
Confirming the multiple attacks with sketchy details, Borno State
Police Command in a statement by the Police Commissioner,
Mr. Damian Chukwu said, “On 24 /04 /17, information just
received indicates, today at about 0510hrs, three female suicide
bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere LGA.
“They were intercepted by Civilian JTF. In the process, one of
the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body killing herself
“The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security
personnel on duty.EOD mine drafted to the scene”. Chukwu