- Islamist group, Boko Haram has continued its attack on soft targets in Borno state
- Suic*de bombings are becoming more and more regular in Boko Haram attacks
- Women and girls have become the weapon of choice for the Islamist group
The Police in Borno on Saturday, September 9 said two female suic*de bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital.
A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident.
The PPRO said that the incident occurred on Friday, September 8 at about 5:38 p.m. when the female suici*de bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa Highway.
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“Two female suic*de bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the NDLEA checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suic*de bombers died in the blast, while eight others including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion,” he said.
The police spokesman added that the police EOD had sanitised the scene while normalcy had been restored to the area.
Mr Abdullahi Danbatta, the head of rescue team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri. (NAN)
The accident happened a day after seven people have been were killed after Boko Haram launched an attack on an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Borno state.
Reports monitored by Legit.ng indicates that the attack took place in Ngala, a community close to the Cameroon border.
A civilian militia member, Umar Kachalla, said the attackers were in two pick-up trucks when they fired a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) into the camp, which is reportedly home to some 80,000 people.
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