Three female suicide bombers died in explosions in Borno state on Tuesday, the police said in a statement.
A fourth suicide bomber was gunned down while eight other civilians were injured in the explosions.
According to CP Damian A. Chukwu, commissioner of police, Borno State Command Four female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township through a farmland behind the parapet in London Sudan of kaleri area, Jere LGA on Tuesday at about 0820,
“On sighting the joint security personnel deployed along the parapet, the first bomber hurriedly detonated her suicide vest killing herself and a second suicide bomber in the farmland.
“As a result of the explosion, farmers who were running back to town were stopped and screened at the entry point through the parapet by security personnel.”
He said further that “In the process, a third female bomber sneaked into the group of persons being screened and detonated her suicide vest, killing herself alone while eight (8) others including a member of civilian JTF, sustained various degrees of injuries.
“In the ensuing stampede, a fourth suicide bomber was sighted by vigilant security personnel while trying to cross the parapet, and was gunned down. Her unexploded suicide vest and that of the second suicide bomber were rendered safe, and the area sanitized by police EOD team who were mobilized to the scene.
“The injured were evacuated to University of Maiduguri teaching hospital and are responding to treatment, while normalcy has since been restored to the area.”