An attempt by two suicide bombers to wreck havoc a day after Christmas Day has been thwarted as one of the suspects was killed while the other arrested by security personnel.
While Emergency workers have evacuated the dead body of the female bomber, Nigerian soldiers took the other away for interrogations.
A spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East with an office in Maiduguri Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed the incident saying that “Emegency workers were immediately drafted to scene at Kasuwar Shanu, a market in Maiduguri where cattle and other domestic animals are sold.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, cautioned against extortion of motorists who would ply the road.
He also advised against inducement of soldiers, maintaining that troops are well taken care of by the Army command.
The Chief of Defence Staff who was was represented by the Chief of Administration said counter insurgency efforts would be sustained to prevent re-grouping of insurgents.
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