Two suicide bombers were killed in a failed attempt to infiltrate a suburb of Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The two suicide bombers, both female, were said to have hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive devices strapped on them to avoid being caught alive.
This led to their death, and injuring to nine other persons.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesman in Borno State, Joseph Kwaji, said: “On 14/03/2018 at about 20:25 hrs, two female suicide bombers in an attempt to infiltrate the Alikaramanti area, after Giwa Barracks, were intercepted by security operatives on duty, but they hurriedly detonated the IED strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and injuring nine others.”
He added: “Corpses and injured victims have been evacuated to the hospital and normalcy restored.”