Maiduguri - Three persons were killed in Friday's early morning bomb blast in the Umulari area of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The dead were female suicide bombers.
One of the bombers was shot by soldiers before they could wreak havoc on the residents.
The other two died after they detonated IEDs wrapped around their bodies.
The blast according to Sahara Reporters occurred as early as 5 am Nigerian time behind Maimalari military barracks in the city
The soldiers who were on guard at Umarari-Molai outskirts of Maiduguri said they identified the attackers at about 5 am while trying to gain access to Maidugur.
All the female bombers were about 12 to 15 years of age.
- News 24