It has been reported that three suicide bombers lost their lives in a planned suicide attempt enroute Damboa Road, Maiduguri.

Report making the rounds has it that two of them were females while the third one was a male. They planned to attack a petroleum tanker close to the filling station along the Damboa road.

Two of the suspect denotated their bomb which led to the outbreak of fire in the area but the third person among them was shot dead.

Speaking about the incident was the Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim who said that the fire has been brought under control and casualties have been evacuated.

“The fire has been brought under control while casualty evacuation has been concluded.”

“Three suicide bombers came into the city through Damboa around 3:00 am (0200 GMT) and they were spotted by civilian (vigilantes),” he said.

“They quickly ran and hid under three petrol tankers, where one of them detonated his explosives, killing all of them,” he confirmed.