Multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri
yesterday claimed the lives of two civilian JTF members while four of the suicide
bombers were also killed
The two CJTF paid the supreme price
while preventing a Boko Haram bomber from entering the city through the
Maiduguri-Dikwa road city gate, South-east of the capital, to detonate his explosive
devices, the police said.
“A suicide bomber attempted to
enter the city through the Maiduguri-Dikwa road city gate but was prevented by
the Civilian JTF in the area. The bomber exploded killing two Civilian JTF
members,” Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, Damiah Chukwu told newsmen at
a press conference.
The bomb attack came in the wake of
another suicide attack which occurred earlier in the day around the
Jiddari-Polo, Southwest of the metropolis in the early hours of the day.
Residents said they heard heavy sounds from the explosion, fueling anxiety of
possible attack on the capital by Boko Haram but the police commissioner said
the sounds were explosions from suicide bombers.
“We have a numbers of explosions
today (Friday) in the city. At about 4.05am, two suicide bombers; a male and
female were attempting to detonate explosive devices. One of the bombers was
very close to the mobile policemen sandbag around the Federal High Court area
and decided to unstrap her IEDs vest from her body but the male grabbed the
vest and in the process, exploded, killing only the male bomber. Our men
promptly arrested the lady who confessed that she was abducted by Boko Haram
during attack on Gwoza (Borno hilly town captured by Boko Haram in September
She said she has been with Boko
Haram since then until Thursday night when they prepared her for suicide
attack,” the CP explained.
He said another the surviving
bomber has been handed over to the military for further investigation after the
preliminary interrogation by the police. He also said another suicide bombers
targeting the Muna Garage blew themselves up after they were intercepted and
prevented from entry the garage also in the early hours of Friday.
“Six people including two Civilian
JTF and four suicide bombers died today in the multiple explosions-2 bombers at
Jiddari-Polo, 2 bombers near Muna Garage along Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala road and
the Civilian JTF,” Chukwu explained.
He also warned against planned
demonstration by “Shiite group or any unauthorized group or groups” in the
state, saying the police and other security agencies were prepared to forestall
breakdown of law and other. He urged residents to be more vigilant.