By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
At least seven people, including four suicide bombers, have been killed in two separate attacks on the outskirt of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The first incident occurred at 5:10am on Monday when vigilante intercepted three female suicide bombers while attempting to enter Mamanti village of Jere Local Government Area of the state, while the second attack occurred at Mainari Kanuri village along Damboa/Biu road at 7:30am.
A statement by the police said the second attack occurred when the suicide bomber, who disguised as a cart pusher, was waylaid by the local vigilante before moving further into the town.
Four people, including the suicide bomber, died in the attack, while two others sustained injuries.
“At about 0730hrs, another suicide bomb incident was foiled at Mainari Kanuri village along Damboa/Biu road in the outskirt of Maiduguri town,” police said.
“A suspected Boko Haram terrorist, disguised as a cart pusher was intercepted by residents of the community.
“He detonated IED on his cart, killing himself and three nearby civilians, while two other civilians sustained injuries. Both scenes have since been rendered safe and normally restored.”
The police also said “at about 0510hrs three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere LGA.”
“They were intercepted by Civilian JTF. In the process, one of the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body, killing herself alone. The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security personnel on duty. EOD mine drafted to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe.”
The police say normalcy has since returned to the areas.