Maiduguri, March 15, 2017(TNE): Four suspected female suicide bombers and a villager died as the teenagers detonated their explosive devices on Wednesday near Maiduguri, the Borno police command has confirmed.
Commissioner of Police Damian Chukwu told newsmen that the four teenagers had invaded Usmanti village near Muna Garage, in the early hours of Wednesday.
”The villagers gathered and tried to stop them but three of the bombers detonated the explosives concealed in their bodies,” he said, adding that ”all the bombers died on the spot”.
“A popular villager called Auwalu also died in the incident and eight villagers were injured,” the commissioner said.
He added that the police anti bomb unit had visited the area and made it safe,” he said.
However, NEMA Information Officer for North East zone, Malam Abdul-Kadir Ibrahim, said in a statement in Maiduguri that four suspected bombers and two villagers died during the incident.
“Four teenage female suspected suicide bombers and two villagers died when the bombers detonated their explosives at Usmanti village along Muna Garage in the early hours of Wednesday.
”Sixteen people were injured and administered with first-aid by rescue workers before being evacuated for medical attention,” Ibrahim said.
He added: ”some of the victims were transported to the Specialist Hospital, while others were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for help.” (TNE)