Three suspected suicide bombers have been killed after one of them detonated an explosive device by a stationed fuel tankers early this morning along Damboa Road Maiduguri.
Two other fuel Tankers were also burnt as a result of the explosion.
The spokesperson to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim disclosed that the bodies of the three suicide bombers have been evacuated by emergency workers.
He said: “The fire has been brought under control while casuality evacuation has been concluded.”
“Three suicide bombers came into the city through Damboa around 3:00 am (0200 GMT) and they were spotted by civilian (vigilantes),” he said. “
They quickly ran and hid under three petrol tankers, where one of them detonated his explosives, killing all of them.”
Two of the bombers were women and the third male.
Sources said no other person was affected in the explosion.
Borno state police confirmed the incident and said its officers had been sent to the scene.