Three female teenage suicide bombers have been shot dead while attempting to attack a military outpost, popularly known as “Guantanamo” along Muna Garage in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The botched attack occurred Wednesday night at 10.05pm.
Witnesses said the bombers were shot by troops in attempt to gain access to the premises.
The shootings led to the explosion of their concealed explosive devices.
The spokesperson to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed that the corpses of suicide bombers were evacuated by joint NEMA/BOSEMA Emergency Response team.
“We have evacuated the corpses of female teenagers. One security personnel who was injured is being treated,” Mr Ibrahim said.
In a statement on Thursday, the police in Maiduguri said: “Yesterday at about 2245hrs, three female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies attempted to enter Maiduguri town.
“They were intercepted by security personnel on duty along Maiduguri/Mafa road, close to the gate of 195 battalion location.
“The three bombers detonated their IEDs, killing themselves only, while one soldier was said to have been injured.
“Police EOD personnel visited the scene and rendered safe while normalcy has since been restored.”