The Borno Police Command has confirmed the latest suicide bombing attack which occurred at a Maiduguri village on Saturday, March 18.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Command spokesman, Mr Victor Isuku, said three bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri at about 9.00 p.m. on Saturday but fled after they were challenged by a Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member.
He said: “At about 2100hrs of Saturday, three suicide bombers, a male and two female, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area.
“They were sighted and challenged by civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member, a government-approved militia group.”
Isuku explained that the bombers, who are believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect, detonated the improvised explosive device strapped to their bodies while running in different directions.
“Four people, including a civilian JTF, a woman and her two children died while eight others sustained injuries”, he said.
The deadly sect has killed more than 15,000 people since 2009 and forced some two million to flee their homes.
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