The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that not fewer than 12 persons were killed while 18 others injured in multiple suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri on Monday morning.
The state Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who briefed newsmen in the state capital on the early morning attack, said four female suicide bombers were among the dead victims.
The commissioner, however, said soldiers deployed to Mammanti and Cimeri areas, foiled an attempt by three other suicide female bombers to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis.
“The suicide bomber detonated the IED, blew herself up and killed eight persons.
“Security operatives have foiled three of the attempted suicide bomb attacks while only one of them carried out the attack and all the four suicide bombers were killed in the attack,’’ he said
He said two of the attackers were intercepted and killed by soldiers at 11:59 p.m., on Sunday, at Mammanti village in Konduga local government area of the state.
Chukwu said the military also intercepted and killed one suicide bomber who tried to enter Maiduguri at Cimeri area of Mafa local government area.
He said the fourth suicide bomber denoted the explosive strapped on her body at a mosque on Monday morning, in London Ciki area of Maiduguri.