Explosions went off in Maiduguri on Friday, November 11, after soldiers shot three women strapped with bombs to their bodies, reports say.
The women were reportedly planning to launch attacks on the Borno state capital when they were gunned down.
Two of the bombs subsequently exploded killing all three women instantly.
The incident has been confirmed by police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku to Premium Times.
“This morning at about 0530hrs, three (3) female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies were sighted by military patrol team in Umarari village, near Mulai towards Maiduguri,” he said.
“They were promptly gun down and the IED on two of them exploded killing all three of them. The unexploded IED on the third was rendered safe and detonated by Police bomb disposal Unit who promptly mobilized to the scene,” he added.
Soldiers in Maiduguri had recently also stopped an impending attack by shooting a male suicide bomber at the Bakassi IDP camp.
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The bomb attacks are believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.