Two Killed as Police Foil Suicide Bid in Borno

In what would have been a major disaster for the Nigerian Police and a set back on the war against terrorists in Borno State was averted, Friday morning.
Reports coming the Boko Haram ravaged state said two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri.
The bombers were said to have been killed when they crept on the police check point, and officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post, they blew themselves up.
A third suicide bomber was arrested, the police said.
The two females and a male were spotted creeping in the dark towards the police post at about 3.50 a.m., said the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku.
Another set of twin blasts were heard at about 8 a.m., but the details are yet to be ascertained.
“By 3:50 a.m. today, mobile police personnel on guard duty opposite the federal high court, sighted three suspected suicide bombers (2females & a male) running towards their sandbag”, said Isuku.
“They ordered them to a halt for questioning. In the process, one of them detonated the IED strapped to her body, killing herself and one other male accomplice.
“The other female survivor was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further exploitation and necessary follow up actions.
“Police bomb disposal units also mobilized to the scene to detonate unexploded IEDs on the bodies of the deceased suicide bombers. The second bang was as a result of the demolition of the remaining IEDs by police EOD units. Normalcy has already been restored”
Friday’s failed suicide attack came exactly a week after three suicide bombers, all females, were gunned down by a military patrol team while trying to invade Maiduguri all armed with bombs strapped on their bodies.

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