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Security agencies foil suicide attacks


Nigerian security agencies Friday foiled three suicide bombers, a male and two females, who attempted to infiltrate Usmanti Community in Mafa LGA of Borno State, north east Nigeria. They were sighted by vigilant CJTF, who quickly alerted the joint security personnel deployed in the area. The PRNigeria revealed this in a statement by the Borno State command of Nigeria Police. The suicide bombers were chased. In the ensuing stampede and an attempt to escape arrest, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped on their bodies killing themselves. However, two CJTFs sustained injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri. Police and EOD personnel visited the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Meanwhile, on August 3, at about 2322hrs, a female suicide bomber detonated IED strapped on her body near a joint security guard location in Molai general area, killing herself alone. Also on August 4, 2017 at about 0515hrs, two suicide bombers, male and female, attempted to gain entry into the temporary settlement area for rehabilitated leprosy patients within the premises of Molai general hospital, in the outskirt of Maiduguri township, along Maiduguri /Damboa highway. They were prevented by the persistent barking and attacks from dogs in the area. In the process, they hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves. No other casualty recorded. Police EOD teams were promptly drafted to scenes, to sanitize and render the area and its surrounding safe. Normalcy has since been restored. .


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