The Police Command in Borno State has confirmed fresh suicide attacks at the outskirt of Maiduguri that killed four suicide bombers and a teenage boy.
Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, in a statement explained that four others persons were seriously injured in the attacks.
“In the wee hours of Saturday, two female suicide bombers detonated their IED vest in the outskirt of Alakaramti village in Jere LGA, killing themselves,” the statement read.
“Then at about 0650hrs, two other teenage female suicide bombers infiltrated Alakaramti village.
“One of them hurriedly detonated her IED vest killing herself, her partner and an innocent boy.
“While four others, including the mother of the innocent boy, sustained injuries.
“The corpses and the injured have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri teaching hospital.
“The police EOD team promptly rendered safe the unexploded IED vests and have since sanitised the area.
“Normalcy has since been restored to the area.”
The Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Satomi Ahmad, also confirmed the attack.
Ahmad said that the insurgents were intercepted by military personnel deployed to the area, who neutralised their attempts.
“The bomber, a teenage girl was said to have removed her IED vest and surrendered after a hot chase by troops on patrol.
Her explosives were later found in a plantation and demobilised by the police EOD team,” he said.
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