The Nigeria Police in Borno on Tuesday said four female suicide bombers were killed while trying to sneak into Maiduguri metropolis.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the northeast state, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview.
Isuku said that the incident occurred at about 8:30am in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
He said that one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near a military checkpoint, while the other one detonated hers at a Civilian Joint Task Force checkpoint, all killing themselves and injuring six farmers nearby.
Isuku said that the two other bombers were shot dead by security operatives before they detonated the bomb concealed in their body.
“Police EOD teams have been deployed to the scene to sanitise the area,” the PPRO said.