At least two persons lost their lives while five others got injured when two female suicide bombers struck on Thursday night in Borno State.
The two bombers were targeting a populated area of Muna Galti on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the State Capital, but hurriedly detonated the explosives after sighting some security operatives.
Spokesman for the Nigeria police, Borno State Command, Edet Okon in a statement, confirmed that five other persons were injured in the blast.
“At about 7.45pm, two female suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate a crowd at Muna Galti, Jere Local Governmenr Area, on sighting security operatives, hurriedly detonated their improvised explosive devices killing themselves and two other people,” he said.
He said the injured persons were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment treatment.
He also disclosed that the scene of the blast had been cordoned off by the Police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD).
The bomb explosion was the first this year in the City, the birthplace of Boko Haram.