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3 suicide bombers die in Maiduguri explosions

The suicide bombers targeted two petrol haulage trucks parked near a filling station along Damboa Road.

FILE: Emergency services, police and residents gather at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri. Picture: AFP.

ABUJA - Three suspected suicide bombers have been killed in multiple bombing explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State on Friday.

The suicide bombers targeted two petrol haulage trucks parked near a filling station along Damboa Road, Maiduguri.

The commissioner of police in Borno State, Damian Chuckwu while addressing a press conference at the scene of the blasts in Maiduguri on Friday, said two female bombers and a male bomber were involved.

The third bomber was shot and killed by a soldier, the police commissioner said.
As a result of an explosion, three petrol tankers were also burnt, including two petrol loaded truck while the third was an empty truck.

The spokesperson to the National Emergency Management Agency north-east, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said that the bodies of the three suicide bombers were evacuated by emergency workers.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)