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2 suspected suicide bombers died, one arrested in Maiduguri

There was explosion early at the early hour of Friday near a mobile police unit in Jiddari area of Maiduguri where two suspected (one female) suicide bombers were confirmed dead.

The spokesman of Police Command in Borno, Mr Victor Isuku, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Maiduguri today, said the explosion occurred in the early hours of Friday.

“By 3.50 a.m today, the mobile police personnel on guard duty, opposite the Federal High Court in Jiddari sighted three suspected suicide bombers; comprising two females and a male running toward their sandbag.

“They ordered them to halt for questioning but they refused. In the process, one of the females detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body; the IED killed her and one other male accomplice.

“The other female was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further necessary follow up actions,” he said.

Isuku added that the police had mobilised its bomb disposal personnel to further comb the area for possible IEDs.

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