Troops intercept two female suicide bombers in Borno

One of the teenage female bombers intercepted by the Nigerian Military in February

Two teenage girls, both armed with explosives vests around their bodies, were intercepted by security personnel near a mega fuel filling in Maiduguri, Borno State, while attempting to carry out an attack on the city, police said.

Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, who confirmed the incident, said one of the girls was shot dead while trying to escape arrest. The second girl surrendered and was arrested by security operatives stationed near the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station along Maiduguri-Biu road.

Mr. Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police, said the incident occurred Tuesday.

“They were intercepted by security personnel on duty. One was arrested and the other one was shot dead. EOD personnel were quickly drafted to the scene and rendered the area safe,” he said.

The NNPC mega station has in the past week been quite busy as motorists file out on long queue amid rumour of likely fuel scarcity.

Residents have commended the troops for saving them from what would have turned out a major calamity had the explosives worn by the girls gone off near the city’s largest fuel station.

“We really thank God and commend the security people for being very vigilant and proactive in spotting the suicide bombers on time”, said one Sammaila Bashir, a motorists who claimed to have witnessed the incident.

“If they were not spotted on time, who knows their destination especially as they were seen behind the NNPC mega station,” he said.


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  • Rommel

    So this pretty thing was going to kill herself? it would nice to hear what she hoped for

    • Otile

      They can let you take her home to sleep with. What else are you looking for?

  • Abdullah Musa

    I never read of an examination of these explosive vests, like who are their manufacturers.
    Nor will one hear from the captured girl in which house was she wired up, who are her commanders, parents, how she was roped in etc…

    • marc umeh

      Its all a conspiracy. They are hiding the truth.

    • Okay

      Questions begging for answers

    • honesty

      Those are classified. Am sorry u don’t have the clearance for such information

  • Abdullah Musa

    Ok, let them keep us in the dark.

  • Otile

    So they killed the ugly one but saved the pretty one to sleep with. Islam Islam Islam.