Four female suicide bombers on Tuesday attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township through a farmland behind the parapet in London Sudan of Kaleri area, Jere Local Government Area.
This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu.
Chukwu said one of the suicide bombers denoted her suicide bomb vest when they sighted security personnel, killing herself and a second suicide bomber in the farmland.
He said as a result of the explosion, farmers who were running back to the town were stopped and screened at the entry point through the parapet by security personnel.
the Commissioner said a third female bomber sneaked into the group of persons being screened and detonated her suicide vest, killing herself alone while eight (8) others including a member of civilian Jtf, sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said in the ensuing stampede, a fourth suicide bomber was sighted by vigilant security personnel while trying to cross the parapet, and was gunned down. Her unexploded suicide vest and that of the second suicide bomber were rendered safe, and the area sanitized by police EOD team who were mobilized to the scene.