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Two killed as Nigeria police foil multiple suicide bombings

18 November 2016, 10:12

Maiduguri - Three suicide bombers, two females and a male, on Friday struck in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Two of the bombers, however, killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri, after police officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post.

A third suicide bomber according to Premium Times was arrested.

It was gathered that the bombers had apparently planned to inflict death on the police and other security agents guarding the court.

The suicide bombers were spotted creeping in the dark towards the police post at about 3.50 a.m.

They were ordered to stop for questioning.

In the process, one of them detonated the IED strapped to her body, killing herself and one other male accomplice.

Friday’s failed suicide attack came exactly a week after three suicide bombers, all females, were gunned down by a military patrol team while trying to invade Maiduguri all armed with bombs strapped on their bodies.

- News 24

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