suicide bombers killed in borno state

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

said.

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

in Maiduguri.

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

alone.

“The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security

personnel on duty.EOD mine drafted to the scene”. Chukwu

stated.

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