6 people killed in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

6 people killed in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

Security forces have managed to foil most of the attacks.

According to Sahara Reporters, the bombers could not do much harm as Nigerian police contingent stationed in a Catholic church nearby killed the attackers made up of a male and two females before they could impose damage to anybody.

The Police Command had earlier confirmed the killing of two suspected suicide bombers after an explosion near a mobile police unit in Jiddari area of Maiduguri.

Isuku in a message to our correspondent said the incident happened at 3:50am at Jiddari Polo area of the troubled town. One woman detonated, killing herself and the male accomplice. It added that the police ordered the suicide bombers to halt for interrogation.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suicide bombers in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, killed two people, the state police commissioner said on Friday.

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However, one of the female bombers detonated her device killing herself and the male suspect. "I thought we were under a Boko Haram attack until I later found out it was suicide bombers that exploded at the checkpoint".

"The other female was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further necessary follow up actions", he said.

Police bomb disposal units also mobilised to the scene to detonate IEDs that have yet to explode on the bodies of the deceased suicide bombers.

The police statement disclosed that the second set of explosions "was as a result of the demolition of the remaining IEDs by [the] police".