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Three Suicide Bombers Killed In Borno
Three would – be suicide bombers were killed in the early hours of Friday by men of the Nigerian military patrol team in troubled Borno State.
According to Victor Isuku, Borno State Police command’s spokesman, the suicide bombers, all female between the ages of 12 and 15, were sighted in Umulari village, along Maiduguri/Damboa Road, near Mulai, by the military patrol team.
The officers shot at them, after they reportedly refused to stop, and the IED on two of them exploded, killing all three.
The unexploded IED on the third woman was later rendered safe and detonated by Police bomb disposal unit who promptly mobilized to the scene.
It was gathered that the bomb explosion caused panic in the neighborhood and across the city which had come under renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.
On Thursday, November 3, the Nigerian Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said that troops at a military location ‘gunned down’ a suspected suicide bomber who made attempts to attack the military formation.
Similarly, on October 30, troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, were reported to have averted another suicide attack along the same Damboa Road in Maiduguri where an explosion had occurred barely 24 hours earlier, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others.