Again, Suicide Bombers Target Maiduguri Federal High Court

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-18)

Nahimat Adekoga


Men of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Federal High Court in Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri on Friday morning foiled three suicide bombers from wrecking havoc in the area.

A statement from the police said that the bombers, two females and one male at about 3.50 a.m. Friday morning were seeing wandering around the area when the Nigerian mobile police officers stationed nearby saw them and contain them, ensuring that their explosives had minimal impact.

The statement further disclosed that the bombers, had apparently planned to inflict death on the police and other security agents guarding the court.

According to the statement, “By 3:50 a.m. today, mobile police personnel on guard duty opposite the Federal High Court sighted three suspected suicide bombers (two females and a male) running towards their sandbag,” said the statement.

It added that the police ordered the suicide bombers to halt for interrogation. “In the process, one of them detonated the [improvised explosive device] strapped to her body, killing herself and one other male accomplice,” said the police, adding that the other female survivor “was arrested alive and subsequently handed over to the military for further exploitation and necessary follow-up actions.”

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