The Nigerian Police in Borno state disclosed that two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, in Maiduguri, DSP Isuku Victor, he said eight people sustained injuries during the incident.
DSP Victor said the incident occurred on Friday at about 17:38 p.m. when the female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa Highway.
“Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide 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 by the explosion,” he said.
The PPPRO added that the Police EOD restored normalcy 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.