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Police headquarters, Maiduguri /Photo: AFP

Police in Borno state have confirmed the death of two female suicide bombers, who blew themselves up in an attempt to invade Maiduguri, the state capital.

The force Police Public Relations Officer in the state Victor Isuku made this known to newsmen on Monday.

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He said the suicide bombers were halted on the outskirt of Maiduguri.

“At About 2030hrs on Sunday, two female suicide bombers were halted to stop for routine check at Geleri village which is about five km to Muna Garage, near Maiduguri.

“One of the suicide bombers detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body, killing her and her accomplice, whose IED vest did not detonate.

“Three residents of the area were, however, injured.

“The police rushed to the scene to render the unexploded IED safe.

“The area, however, has been secured and normalcy restored, ” he said.