Posted by News Express | 24 April 2017 | 1,212 times
•Rescue workers evacuating the remains of suicide bombers in Borno State.
A total of seven persons have been confirmed killed in separate incidents involving suicide bombing which took place in Borno State early on Monday. In one of the incidents, three female suicide bombers were intercepted by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
They had attempted to enter Mamanti village, Jere Local Government Area, of Borno State, around 5:00 a.m. on Monday.
One of the bombers, however, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body killing herself, while the other two were shot dead by security personnel on duty, while trying to escape.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the attack.
He added that explosives experts and more security personnel have since been deployed in the area.
Three Civilians Dead
Shortly after that, another suicide bomb incident was reported to have occurred at Mainari Kanuri village along Damboa/Biu road, in the outskirt of Maiduguri town.
The suspected Boko Haram terrorist, who had disguised as a cart pusher, was intercepted by residents of the community at about 7:30 a.m.
He was said to have detonated the IED on his cart, killing himself and three nearby civilians, while two others sustained injuries.
This was made known by the PPRO, Borno State, ASP Murtala Ibrahim.