Attempted Bama suicide bomb attack foiled by police
Police in Borno state say they have successfully thwarted an attempted suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram insurgents, at Bama local government area.
Edet Okon, the Borno police Public Relations Officer, made this disclosure on Tuesday in a statement in Maiduguri.
He said the three suicide bombers were forced to detonate their bombs, killing only themselves, after they were challenged.
“On Monday April 23; at about 10:00pm, three suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate Bama town through Ajilari area were sighted and challenged by security operatives at a guard location,” Okon said.
“The suicide bombers hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive device (IEDs) strapped to their bodies, killing themselves only.”
Okon also said the police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team had sanitised the area and normalcy had been restored.
He quoted Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, as calling on the people to go about their lawful activities without fear.
The commissioner of police assured them that the police would continue to do their best to protect lives and property.
The foiled attack comes 24 hours after four persons were reported killed in a mosque in the town following a similar attack.