Three people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police said on Monday.
A female suicide bomber, attempting to sneak into the city, detonated the bomb strapped to her body early Monday morning, killing herself; Police says.
The two other suicide bombers, who were also trying to enter the city, were gunned down by security personnel at the checkpoint in Mamanti, on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
“Three female suicide bombers attempted to enter Mamanti village were intercepted by the Civilian JTF [vigilantes].
Police says; “In the process, one of the bombers detonated an IED strapped to her body killing herself alone.The other two tried to escape but were shot dead by security personnel on duty.”
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the botched bomb attack but police said it bears resemblance to similar attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram, the group that has carried out nearly seven years of violence including suicide bombings in northern Nigeria.