The Borno State Police Command, has said that two female suicide were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, that which were strapped to their bodies were detonated by them in outskirts of Maiduguri.
According to a statement signed by the Borno State Police Command, Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said eight persons were injured.
According to PPRO he said; “Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide bombers died in the blast, while eight others including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion,” he said.
Also Mr Abdullahi Danbatta, the Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.
As a result, only the two bombers died in the explosion, while eight others including a personnel of NDLEA sustained injuries, and are responding to treatment.
The vehicle, a golf taxi with reg. no XA 479 DRZ laden with bags of charcoal with two female passengers and a Tricycle keke Napep close to the scene were affected by the explosion.
The scene has since been rendered safe by police EOD team and normalcy restored to the area.