Facts have emerged on how a female suicide bomber blew herself up near a police checkpoint in Maiduguri, Borno State.
According to Borno State Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, one other suspected bomber who survived the attack is being questioned.
“At 3:50am today, mobile police personnel on guard duty opposite the federal high court in Jiddari sighted three suspected suicide bombers comprising two females and a male running towards their sandbag,” Isuku said.
“They ordered them to a halt for questioning but they refused,” he said.
“In the process, one of the females detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body, killing herself and one other male accomplice,” he said.
He said the female survivor was arrested and handed over to the military for interrogation, adding that bomb disposal experts were combing the area for undetonated explosives.
On November 1, a truck carrying eight suspected Boko Haram extremists exploded near a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, killing all the occupants.