tried to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The army killed the dreaded members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect at
the Mafa military checkpoint, about nine kilometres from the state
capital as they tried to storm into town.
However, as Muna town heaved a sigh of relief, tragedy struck again as
three teenage suicide bombers, who had successfully snuck into town,
detonated their explosives.
One of the girls detonated hers at the Muna motor park. The other two
attacked Muna Dalti, a community located opposite Muna Internally
Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, killing two and injuring eight members of
the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
A Civilian JTF, Muhammadu Idris, told The Nation that the suicide
bombers first struck around 11:30 pm at Muna Motor Park while the other
attacks occurred at Muna Dalti around 2:00 a.m. this morning.
The Nation findings revealed that so far, five people have been killed including the suicide bombers.
Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident
although he stated that just one suicide bomber was killed.
“Yesterday at about 2318hrs, a suicide bomber sneaked into the midst of
13 pick up trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to
be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala early hrs of today and detonated
IEDs strapped on self. The resulting explosion razed down the parked
vehicles beyond recognition.
EOD/Police patrol team were promptly
deployed to the scene to restore safety & normalcy,” he said.
The Nation however, authoritatively reports that the police arrived the
scene around 8.30 am, about eight hours after the incident.