Police foil suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

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The Police in Borno State has foiled a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday night in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stating that a teenage female bomber attempted to infiltrate a security checkpoint before security men shot at her and the Improvised Explosive Device, IED vest strapped to her body exploded.

According to the CP the, incident occurred at about 8:30pm at the outskirts of Maiduguri.

He said the explosion blew the girl into pieces, pointing out that there were no other casualties in the attack.

The commissioner added that men of the Explosive Ordinance Department were deployed to sanitise the area.

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