Three Suicide Bombers Killed In Failed Maiduguri Hospital Attack

Three Suicide Bombers Killed In Failed Maiduguri Hospital Attack

Chris Steven, Abuja

Three female bombers have been killed in attempt to gain entry through the rear exit gate into the premises of Molai General Hospital, outskirt of Maiduguri Township, on the Maiduguri/Damboa highway.

The incident occurred when the suicide bombers who had the Improvised Explosive Device vest strapped on detonated the IEDs on their bodies, killing themselves and damaging the pedestrian gate.

Victor Isuku, Borno State Public Relations Officer, said in a statement that the Police EOD and SARS personnel were promptly deployed to the scene to sanitize to render the area safe.

According to Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) the entire vicinity was cordoned off and searched with a bid to arresting other bombers said to have escaped.

He also added that another suicide bomber detonated an IED in a bush near Umalari village.

But no other casualty recorded and normalcy has since been restored, while search and monitoring of the area continues.