One Arrested As Police Intercepts Three Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri

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Three suicide bombers, two females and a male, were on Friday intercepted by policemen, the spokesman of the Police, Victor Isuku, told reporters.

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Isuku in a message said the incident happened at 3:50am at Jiddari Polo area of the troubled town.

He said: “By 3:50am today, mobile Police personnel on guard duty opposite the Federal High Court, Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, sighted three suspected suicide bombers (two females and a male) running towards their sandbag.

“They (Police) ordered them to a halt for questioning. In the process, one of them detonated the Improvised Explosives Device strapped to her body, killing herself and one male accomplice.

“The other female survivor was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further explanation and necessary follow-up actions.”

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He added that: “Police bomb disposal units also mobilised to the scene to detonate IEDs that have yet to explode on the bodies of the deceased suicide bombers.”

Isuku, who revealed that there were two explosions, revealed that: “The second bang was as a result of the detonation of the remaining IEDs by Police EOD units.”

He however said: “Normalcy has already been restored.”

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