A female suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the deadly Islamic terror sect, Boko Haram, on Saturday blew up herself in Maiduguri, Borno State, killing three persons and injuring several others.
The incident occurred in the Dala Yazaram area of Maiduguri barely a day after suspected members of the terror sect attacked Jiddari Polo area of the city killing at least 28 persons and injuring many others.
An eyewitness said he saw two female suicide bombers enter the neighbourhood of Dala Yazaram, but one of them was stopped by people nearby while the other blew herself up.
Another resident, Shuaibu Umara, who spoke to an AFP correspondent said, “Three people have been killed and many injured. One of the terrorists was arrested before she could detonate.”
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesperson, Sani Datti, said one person, a member of the civilian vigilante group assisting in the counter-insurgency mission, was killed and 10 injured in the blast.
“Four female suicide bombers at about 7:45am today in the morning attempted to enter a Dala Ajeri area of Maiduguri but were intercepted by the civilian JTF (joint military task force),” Sani Datti stated.
He confirmed that one of the suicide bombers was arrested but added that she later died: “Three of the female suicide bombers detonated the explosions in their bodies immediately and the fourth one was intercepted but later died.”
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