Three persons, all suspected Boko Haram bombers, died in their own explosions in the early hours of Sunday April 2, when they attempted to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, with explosive vests strapped around their bodies, an official said.
Premium Times reports that two of the bombers tried to make entry into the city through one of the known entry points near Muna Garage, a popular bus station along Maidugurui-Gamboru road.
The spokesperson of the police in Borno state, Victor Isuku, said another lone suicide bomber, at the same time at a different location in the area, tried to attack civilians but was prevented by security operatives. The bomber ended upkilling himself and injuring a civilian, he said.
“Today, at about 0438hrs (4.38am), two male suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies by Alhaji Bukar Gujari Filling station in Muna Garage area, Maiduguri killing themselves alone. A truck was partly damaged,” said Mr. Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police.