Three young women with bombs strapped to their waists were gunned down on Friday morning by a military patrol team in Maiduguri in Umarari village along the Maiduguri-Damboa Road near Mulai in Borno State.
Spokesperson for the state police command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the suspects were shot dead as they tried to enter Maiduguri.
“At about 05:30hrs, three female suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies were sighted by military patrol team in Umarari village along Maiduguri/Damboa road near Mulai. They were moving towards Maiduguri. They were promptly gunned down and the IEDs on two of them exploded, killing all three of them,” the statement said.
According to Isuku, the unexploded bomb on the third suspect was later removed safely by the Police Bomb Disposal Unit, who were mobilised to the scene.