Seven Suicide Bombers Killed In Foiled Attacks

Channels Television  
Updated February 17, 2017

explosionSeven suicide bombers have been reported dead, following foiled attacks by the Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, in Nigeria’s northeast.

The Borno State Police Command stated that the suicide bombers came in through the Mafa- Dikwa road, along Muna community, at about 11:00 pm on Thursday.

They were said to have arrived in a Volkswagen Golf, carrying eight of them, most of whom were female teenagers.

A statement, signed by the Head Media and Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Datti, revealed that the resulting explosion razed over 14 loaded trucks, although no casualty was recorded.

NEMA officials in clearance operations

The driver was said to have attempted to overrun the security post where the security personnel were stationed.

Seven members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), sustained minor injuries and were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).

Meanwhile, the seven corpses of the suicide bombers have been evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and the Borno SEMA team.

The Muna Garage axis has been notorious as the route for suicide bombers in recent times.