Two suicide bombers were killed on Thursday by the Nigerian Army as they tried to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The army killed the dreaded members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect at the Mafa military checkpoint, about nine kilometres from the state capital as they tried to storm into town.
However, as Muna town heaved a sigh of relief, tragedy struck again as three teenage suicide bombers, who had successfully snuck into town, detonated their explosives.
One of the girls detonated hers at the Muna motor park. The other two attacked Muna Dalti, a community located opposite Muna Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, killing two and injuring eight members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
A Civilian JTF, Muhammadu Idris, told The Nation that the suicide bombers first struck around 11:30 pm at Muna Motor Park while the other attacks occurred at Muna Dalti around 2:00 a.m. this morning. Read more