Three female suicide bombers were on Monday intercepted in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the state police commissioner, Damien Chukwu said.
The commissioner in a text message said one of the bombers detonated her bomb which claimed her life but the other two were shot dead while trying to flee.
The message, which stated that there was a foiled suicide attack on the troubled town, stated: “Borno State Police Command information just received indicates, today (Monday) at about 0510hrs, three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere local government area.
“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 to sanitise and render the area safe. Normalcy is restored.”topics from