Suicide bombers struck, once again, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10.05pm in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The three female suicide bombers, reportedly teenagers and members of Boko Haram, attempted to attack a military outpost popularly known as “Gontanamo” along Muna Garage.
After being sighted by the troops in their desperate attempt to gain access to the premises, the bombers were shot leading to the explosion of their concealed IED.
The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed that the corpses of suicide bombers were evacuated by joint NEMA/BOSEMA Emergency Response teams .
“We have evacuated the corpses of female teenagers. One security personnel who was injured is being treated,” Abdulkadir told PR Nigeria.
Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?
Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.
The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.
Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.