From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri
Borno state police command has confirmed that two persons were killed when two separate suicide bombers sneaked into a mosque and blew themselves off on Sunday morning.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Edet Okon disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
“At about 5.40am this morning, 2 female suicide bombers infiltrated into Ajilari area in Bama town, Bama LGA and launched a suicide bomb attack on residents observing morning prayers. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two other male victims”.
“Eight other persons were injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment. The corpses have also been evacuated”, the statement said.
The Borno state Police command had deployed men of the PMF and EOD personnel to render the area safe and return normalcy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Borno state, Damian Chukwu assured members of the public of the commitment of the command to safeguard lives and property at all times.
He also urged residents of the state to be vigilant, and at all times report suspicious persons to the Police or other security agents.