- Two female suicide bombers, 18, killed;
- Suicide bomber pregnant;
- Boko Haram fled from Nigerian Soldiers;
- Army rescues 211 civilians from Boko Haram;
Two suicide bombers belonging to the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in the troubled Northeastern part of Nigeria have been reportedly killed by security operatives.
The two female terrorists aged 18, attempted smuggling their way into Maiduguri, Borno state over the weekend through Umarari area which is some 9 kilometres from city before they were intercepted by security personnel.
The duo were shot when they refused to surrender and attempted to attack the post of security operatives and members of the Civilian JTF volunteer group. Shockingly, one of the terrorist was pregnant.
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While responding to the event, Victor Isuku of the Borno state police command confirmed the incident to news men noting that the terrorist where headed the main city.
According to Victor: “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 incident occurred in Ummarari village along Mulai axis of Maiduguri Damboa road at the outskirts of Maiduguri.
“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,’’ the police said.
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In his response, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said that rescue workers have evacuated and deposited the bodies of the terrorist.
“When we got the alert on the incident, the NEMA emergency workers in collaboration with other stakeholders moved to the scene and evacuated the bodies,” Ibrahim noted.
In a related development, no fewer than 211 civilians were rescued from the terrorist group the the Nigerian army at Cingal Murye and Maja villages.
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In his statement, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, noted that one terrorist was neutralized, and 11 bicycles were recovered from terrorists who fled from the operatives.