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Two suicide bombers die in botched attempt on mosque

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“A team of the Police Explosives Ordinance Department has been deployed to the scene near Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation depot to further screen the area for unexploded explosives.”

The Borno State Police Command on Monday confirmed two suspected suicide bombers killed themselves when they were intercepted on their way to attack a mosque in Sulemanti ward in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the bombers had targeted worshipers observing night prayers at the mosque for their attack before they were intercepted by the Civilian JTF.
Isuku said: “The two suspects were strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices targeting worshipers at the mosque.

“But they were halted by the Civilian JTF before reaching their target, forcing them to detonate their IEDs and killing themselves.

“A team of the Police Explosives Ordinance Department has been deployed to the scene near Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation depot to further screen the area for unexploded explosives.”

Corroborating the development, a member of the Civilian JTF, Mallam Bukar Fantami, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the suicide bombers were intercepted under a tree near the mosque planning to strike.
Fantami said: “We noticed that the suspects looked different under the tree, so we decided to question them.

“They became jittery immediately and started to shake, so we decided to challenge them on their mission to the mosque.

“The suspects knew that their time was up so they detonated their explosives and blew themselves up.”

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