On Friday, at about 5:38pm, two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a vehicle on a feeder road off Maiduguri /Mafa highway, close to NDLEA checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri township.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Borno State Command, Dsp Isuku Victor, ANIPR, as a result, only the two bombers died in the explosion, while eight others including a personnel of NDLEA sustained injuries, and are responding to treatment.
The vehicle, a golf taxi with reg. no XA 479 DRZ laden with bags of charcoal with two female passengers and a Tricycle keke Napep close to the scene were affected by the explosion.
The scene has since been rendered safe by police EOD team and normalcy restored to the area.