Three female suspected suicide bombers were on Monday killed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, after they tried to infiltrate the city and cause havoc.
Borno state police commissioner, Damien Chukwu said this in a text message to journalists on Monday.
Chukwu said one of the bombers detonated her bomb, killing herself, while the two others were shot dead as they attempted to flee.
“Borno State Police Command information just received indicates, today (Monday) at about 0510hrs, three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere local government area,” the message read.
“They were intercepted by Civilian JTF. In the process, one of the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body killing herself alone.
“The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security personnel on duty.
“EOD mine were drafted to the scene to sanitise and render the area safe. Normalcy is restored,” Chukwu wrote.
Suicide bomb attacks have become regular in Borno State, following the dislodgement of the Boko Haram fighters from the group’s former stronghold, the Sambisa Forest.
The terrorists had vowed to continue waging war against Nigeria until it establishes an Islamic caliphate in Northern Nigeria.