Two suicide bombers were on Friday killed on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies.
This was made known on Saturday in a statement by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri.
According to him, eight people sustained injuries in the incident.
The incident occurred on Friday at about 17:38 p.m. when the female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa Highway, said Victor.
“Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa Road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide bombers died in the blast, while eight others including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion,” he said.
The police officer said the scene of the incident had been cleared while normalcy had returned.
Meanwhile, Mr. Abdullahi Danbatta, the Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims of the incident were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.