Two Teenagers Die In failed Borno Suicide Attack
Two female suicide bombers have died in their attempt to attack a mosque in Borno State, North-east Nigeria.
The state Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, made this known in a statement made available to our correspondent on Wednesday.
According to him, the two suicide bombers were trying to gain entry into the Alhaji Bunu Mosque during the morning prayers in Jiddari Polo general area on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital in the morning but were prevented by the policemen.
“The two bombers were between age 13 and 16. Their aim was to detonate their bombs at the mosque but the policemen on patrol quickly stopped them,” Chukwu said.
“In the ensuing stampede, both bombers ran into an uncompleted building in the neighbourhoods, collided and simultaneously exploded, killing only themselves,” he said.
The police commissioner affirmed that no other casualty was recorded in the incident.
He noted that normalcy has been restored in the area and the remains of the girls have been evacuated.
Chukwu also said the police and the EOD team deployed have sanitised and rendered the area safe.