Two female suicide bombers who attempted to attack Alikaramanti village in Giwa Barracks of Maiduguri have died leaving nine people injured.
Also, residents of Fori, Jiddari Polo and Lawanti communities of the metropolis had been frightened by two blasts from Improvised Explosion Devices (IEDs).
In a statement yesterday in Maiduguri by the spokesman to the state police command, Joseph Kwaji, the CP said: “On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at about 20:25 hour, two female suicide bombers in an attempt to infiltrate Alikaramanti area, after Giwa Barracks, were intercepted by security operatives on duty. The suspects hurriedly detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and injuring nine others.
“The Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) team was immediately mobilised to the scene, and has returned normalcy to the affected areas.”
He added that the bodies had been deposited in a nearby morgue while the injured are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.