2 suspected suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army has rescued 211 civilians held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists at Cingal Murye and Maja villages in Northern Borno on Saturday.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Sunday that troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Operation Lafiya Dole, rescued the victims during an operation in the villages.
The statement said that one terrorist was neutralised while 11 bicycles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists.
“In addition, the patrol team escorted two heavy duty trucks and 18 pickup vans to recover Internally Displaced Persons’ food stuff from Mala Maja,’’ it added.
Two suspected female suicide bombers were shot dead by security agents in Maiduguri on Saturday.
A statement by the spokesman of Police Command in Borno disclosed that the bombers were shot when they attempted to enter Maiduguri through the Umarari in Molai, near Damboa road.
“On Saturday at about 20:45hrs, two female suspected suicide bombers, of about 18 years of age, attempted to enter Maiduguri through Umarari in Molai General Area which is about 9 Kilometres to the township.
“They were sighted by local vigilantes- the Civilian JTF- and consequently shot dead by security personnel on duty at the area,’’ it said.
The statement added that only the two bombers died in the incident.
“The police Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised to the scene to render the unexploded improvised explosive device safe, while normalcy has been restored to the area,’’ it said.