The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed after detonating their bombs on Maiduguri-Mafa Highway.
DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in a statement said eight people sustained injuries in the incident.
He said the incident occurred on Friday at about 17:38 p.m. when the female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa Highway.
“Two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a taxi on Maiduguri-Mafa road, close to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) checkpoint in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
“Only the suicide bombers died in the blast, while eight others including a staff of the NDLEA sustained injuries and are responding to treatment.
“The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion,” he said.
Abdullahi Danbatta, the Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said that the victims were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.