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from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – SEVERAL suicide bombers of the Boko Haram terror sect have been killed after security personnel foiled a series of attacks in the explosive northeast Nigeria.
In one incident, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attempted to infiltrate Usmanti community in Mafa in the Borno State but were spotted by vigilant members of the civilian joint task force (CJTFs), who alerted the joint security personnel deployed in the area.
The suicide bombers were chased and in the ensuing skirmishes and an attempt to escape arrest, they hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) strapped on their bodies.
The trio died on the spot.
However, two CJTFs sustained injuries and were rushed to hospital.
Police and EOD personnel visited the scene to sanitized the area .
In another related incident, a female suicide bomber has been killed after she detonated IED strapped on her body near a joint security guard location in Molai general area also in Borno.
No other casualties or injuries were recorded.
Elsewhere, two suicide bombers, male and female, have been killed after they hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies during attacks by dogs in the Maiduguri /Damboa highway in Borno.
The pair had attempted to gain entry into a temporary settlement area for rehabilitated leprosy patients.
Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, said police bomb experts had been drafted to the scenes.
“Normalcy has since been restored,” Isuku assured.
Suicide bomb attacks have been a consistent terror act by the Boko Haram during an eight-year campaign to overthrow governments in the northeast
and establish Islamist states.
– CAJ News