Police in Borno State yesterday said two suspected suicide bombers killed themselves when they were intercepted on their way to attack a mosque in Sulemanti ward in Maiduguri.
Mr Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the bombers had targeted worshipers observing night prayers at the mosque for their attack before they were intercepted by vigilantes called Civilian JTF.
“The two suspects were strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) targeting worshipers at the mosque.
“But they were halted by the Civilian JTF before reaching their target forcing them to detonate their IEDs and killing themselves,’’ Isuku said.
He added: “A team of the Police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) has been deployed to the scene near Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot to further screen the area for unexploded explosives”.
Corroborating, a member of the Civilian JTF, Mallam Bukar Fantami told newsmen in Maiduguri that the suicide bombers were intercepted under a tree near the mosque planning to strike. (NAN)