BREAKING: 3 feared dead as female bombers attack Maiduguri (photos)


BREAKING: 3 feared dead as female bombers attack Maiduguri (photos)

According to Danbatta Bello, a chieftain of the local vigilante, Civilian-JTF, at about midnight, a male bomber was shot dead from an observatory by a military sniper after he was spotted advancing towards a security check post manned by soldiers in Usmanti layout of Maiduguri.

Another attack occurred at about 5.30 a.m in Maiduguri as a teenage girl, blew herself up after members of the Civilian-JTF, stopped her from advancing towards a mosque where Muslim worshippers were praying.

The female bombers died alongside one member of the Civilian-JTF that tried to stop her. Two others were injured.

BREAKING: 3 feared dead as female bombers attack Maiduguri (photos)

Bello said: “We are just leaving the site of the second blast now, and everything is calm now.”

“We heard the first explosion about some few minutes after midnight but soldiers were able to stop him from carrying out his attack when they shot him near the security check post in Usmanti. His bombs went off not quite 50 meters away from the sandbags at the check post as soon as the soldier sitting on top of a security observation post shot at him,” Mr. Bello said.

“The second one was a young girl who was trying to attack worshippers in a mosque during the early morning prayer time at about 5.30am. Some of our boys tried to stop her so she decided to detonate the bomb, which killed her and one of our members. Two others were injured by the explosion as well”.

Recall that on Monday, January 16, a bomb exploded at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.

According to Sahara Reporters, many people were feared dead. The bombers were laced with improvised explosive devices and stormed the prayer ground as early as 5 am.

The bombers killed a director of vetenary medicine, Professor Aliyu Mani, and four others while another 15 persons are said to be injured.


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