Metro Nigeria: Two Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up In Borno



Several lives were saved on Monday as two suicide bombers on their way to attack a mosque during the gathering for evening prayers blew themselves up.

This happened when they were intercepted on their way to attack a mosque in Sulemanti ward in Maiduguri, the police said.

“The two suspects were strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) targeting worshipers at the mosque. But they were halted by the Civilian JTF before reaching their target forcing them to detonate their IEDs and killing themselves,’’ Police Spokesman, Victor Isuku said.

“A team of the Police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) has been deployed to the scene near Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot to further screen the area for unexploded explosives," he added.

Funkar Bantami, a member of the Civilian JTF corroborated the story.

"We noticed that the suspects looked different under the tree, so we decided to question them. They became jittery immediately and started to shake, so we decided to challenge them on their mission to the mosque," he said.

“The suspects knew that their time was up so they detonated their explosives and blew themselves up,’’ Mr. Fantami added.

News Agency of Nigeria


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