By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
At least four people lost their lives, while eight others sustained injuries when suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests at Umarari village of Borno State.
A statement by the police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku, said a vigilante operative, a woman and her two children died in the attack.
“At about 21:00hrs of 18/3/2917, three suicide bombers, a male and two female, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area.
“They were sighted by Civilian JTF and challenged. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies while running to different directions.
“Four people which include a Civilian JTF, a woman and her two children died, while eight others sustained injuries, and have been taken to hospital,” Mr Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police, said.