Chris Steven, Abuja
At least eight bodies were evacuated on Monday morning by emergency workers after the failed attempts by suicide bombers to wreck havoc in Maiduguri due to prompt interceptions by Nigerian troops Sunday night.
The corpses were those of the suspected suicide bombers and victims which were taken to the mortuaries.
The operation which was led by the Chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA), Engr. Satomi Ahmed in conjunction with NEMA officials resulted in the recovery of the bodies.
Among the corpses were that of two suicide bombers at Muna Garage and two other suicide bombers killed at Kaleri temporary settlement, behind University of Maiduguri.
It was learned that apart from the four killed suicide bombers, four bodies of innocent victims who died during the explosion were also removed.
The Nigerian troops had ensured that none of the suicide bombers escaped during the incidents as they closely monitored and protected the exit routes.