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Concise News correspondents

Police in Borno State say three suspected female suicide bombers were shot dead by security agents after they tried to gain entry into Maiduguri, the state capital.

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Spokesman of the police command in the State Victo Isuku said in a statement that the bombers were strapped with Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) on their bodies.

“This morning at about 05:30hrs, three female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies were sighted by military patrol team in Umarari village along Maiduguri/Damboa road, near Mulai. They were moving towards Maiduguri,” he said.

Isuku added: “They were promptly gunned down and the IED on two of them exploded, killing all three of them”.

He said that the police bomb disposal unit was mobilized to the scene immediately.

“The unexploded IED on the third was rendered safe and detonated by Police Bomb Disposal Unit who promptly mobilized to the scene,” Isuku said.