Another attempt to bomb Maiduguri averted as 3bombers blow selves up
Boko Haram insurgents
Three suicide bombers, on Wednesday blew themselves up in another failed attempt to bomb Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Eye witness account said they were intercepted by members of the civilian joint task force, JTF, in Molai area of Maiduguril.
The security operatives it was learnt confronted them as soon as they came down from the tricycle which brought them to the area and quickly detonated bombs straped on them.
,Boron State police spokesman, Victor Isuku confirmed the incident, saying normalcy had been restored in the area.
He said: “,three female suicide bombers were seen near Mamanti village in Molai area by vigilant security operatives. They hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive devices strapped to their bodies, killing themselves only.”
Police EOD teams , He added were immediately drafted to the scene to sanitise the area and restore normalcy.
Meanwhile, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has disclosed that 156, 453 houses, were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
Governor Shettima who made this known in Maiduguri, the state capital, when he received a donation of building materials and food items from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons noted that the figure represented about 30 percent of the housing stock in the state..
The commission donated bundles of roofing sheets, wheel barrows, cartons of nails, cement, planks, shovels, head pan, among others, to the Borno State Government. The governor said Borno State Government had evacuated 3,682 internally-displaced persons, (IDPs) out of the 78,000 who fled to Cameroon at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency.
He said: “I want to say that the Borno State Deputy Governor came back from Banki, Bama and Pulka two days ago. He was at those places to evacuate about 3,682 IDPs from Banki town to Pulka; we are also making arrangements to fix the Government Secondary School, Bama, for it to contain nearly 78,000 IDPs that have been literary kicked out of Cameroon.” ow-selves-maiduguri/