Three female suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, when troops of the Nigerian Army foiled an attempted attack on Umulari village, along the Maiduguri/Damboa road, near MulaiMaiduguri, in the early hours of Friday.
According to a report by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Borno command, Victor Isuku, said the women were sighted by the military patrol team around 5:30am and had IED’s strapped to their bodies.
As the officers shot at them, the IED on two of them exploded, killing all three, while the unexploded IED on the third woman, was rendered safe and detonated by Police bomb disposal Unit who promptly mobilized to the scene.
On Thursday November 3, a statement by spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman, said troops at a military location ‘gunned down’ a suspected suicide bomber who made attempts to attack the military formation.
The troops killed all the four attackers including two suicide bombers, recovered some items from them in the operation and lost a soldier in the process.
Also on October 30, troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, averted plans of a suicide bomber along the same Damboa road in Maiduguri.
Eye witnesses said the suicide bomber was sighted along Damboa road, the same place where an explosion had occurred barely 24 hours earlier.