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Army foils multiple suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri - Police
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By Staff Reporter
July 17, 2017 13:19:53pm GMT      |      Views: 452

WorldStage Newsonline-- Nigerian Army troops deployed at Mammanti village,  Molai general area,  konduga  LGA,  outskirt of Maiduguri township on Sunday at about  2359hrs,  intercepted two teenage female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate the village through the parapet ahead of the village, according to a statement by Damian A. Chukwu Commissioner of Police, Borno State

The statement said thebombers were engaged by the troops after being challenged which resulted in the detonation of their suicide vests, killing the two suicide bombers with no other casualty recorded.

“Also at about 0149hrs of today 17/7/2017, Nigerian Army troops deployed between Cimari community  and No Man's Land,  Magazine LGA,  outskirt of Maiduguri township, intercepted a female suicide bomber trying to infiltrate the community through the parapet ahead,” the statement said.

“The suicide bomber in an attempt to escape, was shot by the troops. As a result of which the suicide vest on her body exploded  killing the bomber.

“Then at about 0430hrs of same date, a female suicide bomber attempted to enter a mosque in London Ciki area,  Jere LGA,  outskirt of Maiduguri township. In the process, she detonated PBIED on her body killing herself and eight others,  while eighteen other persons sustained injuries.

“Police EOD teams were promptly deployed to the scenes to sanitize and render the scenes and vicinities safe for normal activities to continue.

“The corpses and the injured persons were evacuated to University of Maiduguri  teaching hospital.”

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