Two female suicide bombers onboard a tricycle who attempted to infiltrate the defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Market in Maiduguri, Borno state were brought down by soldiers in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
The first bomber exploded as she was shot by soldiers while trying to buy ticket at the gate. The second bomber detonated her IED inside the tricycle as the rider fled the scene.
As a result of the explosions, the two bombers died instantly while fifteen persons were injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the scene of incident has been sanitized by a team of EOD personnel and normalcy has been restored.
The commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu assured members of the public of the commitment of the force to continue to protect lives and properties at all times.
He also urged residents to be extra vigilant and to promptly report suspicious persons and activities to the Police or other security agencies for necessary actions. DSP Edet Okon PPRO Borno state command.