Five suspected suicide bombers on a suicide mission in Maiduguri blew off themselves when the Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) they were carrying exploded in a tri-cycle conveying them to their places of mission at Welcome Maiduguri near DSS office and Borno express Taminus Maiduguri.
An eye witnessed, Mallam Audu Isa said the IED exploded near Borno Express Term nus in front of the DSS office Maiduguri killing all the five occupants of the Keke Napep.
He said “which occurred at about 6:30am when passengers where rushing to catch a vehicles to their various destinations, but thanked God it ended on the terrorists alone as the security operatives immediately condone off the area “
A taxi driver Alhaji Muhammadu also concurred by saying that the blast only killed the five occupants of tri-cycles, adding that people were prevented from coming now the scene, as only security operatives were seen clearing the corpses.
Efforts to reach the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderemi Apadakun, for confirmation proved abortive as at the time of filling in this report his line was switched off.
– Ahmed Mohammed, Maiduguri