Suicide Bombers Detonate Bombs, Kill Selves Outside Maiduguri Town
Three suicide bombers have been confirmed dead by the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency. This was made known by the agency’s Northeast Zonal Coordinator, Mr Bashir Garga, in a statement on Saturday.
According to him, the suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies behind the security trench at Muna Garage area, on the outskirts of Maiduguri town. The four powerful explosions was also said to have occurred between the hours of 9: 00 and 9: 30 pm.
In the same vein too, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Eder Okon, in a statement also confirmed the incident stating that the bomb blast victims were hit when four female suicide bombers stormed the Muna Zawuya village in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
He said, “at about 21.49 p.m. on March 30, 2019, four female suicide bombers infiltrated Muna Zawuya village in Mafa Local Government Area, an outskirt of Maiduguri.”
The bombers detonated explosive devices killing themselves and one other woman and injured 13 other persons. The 13 injured persons are receiving treatment in hospital.”
Okon also stated further that the police had dispatched Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), CTU and EOD teams to clean up the attack scene, adding that normalcy had been restored to the area. He also reiterated that adequate security arrangements are already in place to ensure that the Easter celebrations are hitch-free in the state.