The Nigeria Police has reported that it has killed two (2) female suicide bombers in maiduguri, the Borno state capital, in the North-Eastern part of the country.
The Police in Borno state on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident.
According to the statement: “Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide bombers died in the blast, while eight others including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion.”
Mr Abdullahi Danbatta, the Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.